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Thursday, 6 March 2014
Chelsea Handler Says She's Not Racist Following Oscar Tweet Controversy
Some people deemed Handler's tweets on the Oscars
'offensive' and 'racist,' but she defends herself, saying that she
'[dates] a lot of black people.
has addressed a controversy which stemmed from her tweets on the
Oscars. She became a guest tweeter for The Huffington Post on Sunday,
March 2 and some people labeled her posts "offensive" or "racist" among
others. "Congratulations #12yearsaslave. Go to Africa or buy
#ugandabekiddingme http://amzn.to/1de1ka9 #aheadofthecurve #Oscars," one
of her tweets read.
Stopping by "Good Morning America
On the show, the comedienne additionally talked about her new book
"Uganda Kidding Me" which is out on March 4. She said that the book was
about Africa. "I take a lot of my girlfriends
and family away on vacations. I embarrass our country like I do on the
mainland and abroad. I was due for another book. So I started taking
notes while we were in Africa," she said of writing the book.
Handler was at Barnes & Noble in New York City on Tuesday to sign copies of her fifth book for fans. She sported a simple black top, pants and matching shoes while greeting people who came to her.
on Tuesday, Handler defended her action at that time. "I'm not a
racist. I date a lot of black people. So that would be a difficult thing
to explain to them," she said. Handler previously was romantically
linked to rapper 50 Cent.