Chelsea Handler couldn’t help herself. She just couldn’t help herself from trashing a Trump. Even if she knew attacking Ivanka Trump in such a nasty way would expose Chelsea as a hypocrite, she went on.
She mocked Ivanka Trump for a social media photo but as usual went too far and basically called Ivanka a racist.
“If you want your beans without a side of racism, try other brands. I am,” she tweeted about the goya photo you can see below. Ivanka responded to the controversy:
“Only the media and the cancel culture movement would criticize Ivanka for showing her personal support for a company that has been unfairly mocked, boycotted and ridiculed for supporting this administration – one that has consistently fought for and delivered for the Hispanic community,” White House spokesperson Carolina Hurley said.
“Ivanka is proud of this strong, Hispanic-owned business with deep roots in the U.S. and has every right to express her personal support,” Hurley added.
Handler of course was recently praising Louis Farrakhan. From The Daily Wire:
The irony of Handler, who back in January posted to her Instagram page remarks from the anti-Semitic and racist Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as she added, ““I learned a lot from watching this powerful video,” calling Ivanka Trump racist is palpable.
The background to Handler’s attack on Ivanka Trump goes like this:
Last Thursday, Goya CEO Bob Unanue, who is Hispanic, spoke at the Rose Garden at the White House, where he praised President Trump, saying, “We’re all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder. We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president.” That precipitated an avalanche of criticism from leftist Democrats and activists, prompting Unanue to say unflinchingly on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Friday that he refused to apologize.
“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade asked Unanue, “Are you getting a boycott? That’s what I’ve heard, because you had the audacity to show up at the president’s invitation and say some positive things about him?”
Unanue replied, “Yes, and it’s suppression of speech. In 2012, eight years ago, I was called by Michelle Obama to Tampa, and they were mentioning to launch a ‘my plate’ thing which we put on, it’s putting the nutritional pyramid into a plate of portion control. They wanted to approach the African American community, the Hispanic community, to eat more nutritionally.”
He added, “So, they called on us as the most recognized Hispanic brand in the United States, and I went. I went to the White House later and I introduced at Hispanic heritage month President Obama. And so you’re allowed talk good or to praise one president, but you’re not allowed, when I was called to be part of this commission to aid in economic and educational prosperity and you make a positive comment, all of a sudden that’s not acceptable.”
Unanue concluded, “So, you know, I’m not apologizing for saying, especially if you’re called by the President of the United States.
If you want your beans without a side of racism, try other brands. I am. pic.twitter.com/bnF97knIX6
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) July 15, 2020