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Chelsea Handler Hitler parody under fire for being in poor taste

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Chelsea Handler is now taking a lot of backlash for a Hitler parody that she thought was funny. Some people just do not agree with her way of doing things. On Wednesday, New York Daily News shared about what has everyone so upset with her at the moment. In this parody, Chuy, dressed like the Nazi dictator. It all went down on "Chelsea Lately" this week.

Abraham H. Foxman, National Director for the Anti-Defamation League spoke out saying, "This Hitler parody in itself was tasteless, but Chelsea Handler's references to it throughout the program and her connecting it with Germany's World Cup victory took the joke way overboard."

He went on saying, ""While we try to give comedians leeway and do not believe that Nazi jokes should be completely off-limits, this was an instance of taking a Hitler parody to the extreme. It was tasteless, offensive and hurtful both to Holocaust survivors and their families, and to members of the German team and all Germans."

At the very end of the skit, Chuy spoke out and said, ""I am dressed as Hitler as a joke, but I want everyone to know that he was a terrible man. I love Jews."

So far Chelsea Handler is not speaking out at all about the controversy. Some people are really upset about it and they are hoping that she will eventually give an apology or a statement. At this time, Chelsea Handler has decided to just stay quiet and so has her rep. Her show is ending next month and then she will be moving on to a Netflix based show. Handler will be able to get away with saying more on that show than she was able to get away with on E!.


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