“I’m going on an African safari simply because I want to see where all rappers come from”.
I tuned in to popular E! talk show Chelsea Lately last night and the show’s host the popular Chelsea Handler opened with the “joke” above.
So what are you saying Chelsea? Black rappers all started life running around a wildlife park in Botswana before they crossed the ‘middle passage’ to the Americas?
Chelsea who dated rapper Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent for a brief spell before it ended badly (READ HERE) is known for making controversial and non-PC jokes. I know that many believe that when it comes to comedy there should be no boundaries, but I think sometimes Chelsea goes too far in a bid to get laughs and believes she can get away with saying anything now that she is considered a powerful figure in the world of entertainment.
The constant sly “jokes” about black people not being able to swim is just annoying. For those of you who don’t know there used to be this old racist belief that black people couldn’t swim because apparently our ‘bones were too heavy’. So I am guessing that this is what Chelsea is referring too whenever she “jokingly” mentions black people and water in the same breath.
Then you have the constant “jokes” about black men and the size of their genitalia quickly followed by “I’ve dated black men”.
I have read several of Chelsea’s books which are funny. She talks about her childhood and life with her odd ball father who was and still is by the sounds of it a RACIST.
I often wonder if her father’s racist views rubbed off on her and she uses comedy to mask it.