Monday's HOT MIC
A guest on a recent episode of Netflix’s "Chelsea," starring Chelsea Handler, featured a celebrity guest who thinks that America would be okay with slavery coming back. Yes, really.
The episode was of a dinner party at her home, a format Ms. Handler occasionally used in season one, and the celebrity guests around her dinner table were Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, Gaby Hoffman, and Mary McCormack. The subject of conversation was celebrating teachers who have impacted their lives for Teacher Appreciation Week, but it quickly turned into a an attack on America.
Actress Rashida Jones at one point actually claimed that the U.S. is "okay" with slavery happening again.
Handler noted that in Germany the history of the Holocaust is known by all Germans and monuments are everywhere to remind the people that it must never happen again. Contrasting that to America, the comic indignantly said the Holocaust happened over five years while slavery lasted for 400 years and only now has a national museum on slavery. Rashida piped in that “America is okay with it happening again and it is still happening.” Huh? Mary took a shot by saying, “Clearly we’re okay with it, look what’s happening.”
I think Newsbusters means "took a shot," figuratively -- not literally. Sadly, Handler and co.'s delirium might be more excusable if they were all three sheets to the wind.