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Uganda Be Kidding Me? Chelsea Handler’s Oscar tweets draw charges of racism

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Chelsea Handler is all smiles back in January, but her Twitter contributions to the Huffington Post’s account were no laughing matter, according to some.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Chelsea Handler drew accusations of racism after she was invited to take over The Huffington Post’s Twitter account during Sunday night’s Oscars and repeatedly touted her upcoming book, “Uganda Be Kidding Me,” whenever “12 Years A Slave” received an award.

In one, she tweeted, “Congratulations #12yearsaslave Go to Africa or buy #ugandabekiddingme http://amzn.to/1de1ka9 #aheadofthecurve #Oscars.”

People responded via Twitter with words like “disgraceful,” ”offensive” and “racist.”

Huffington Post senior executive director Perri Dorset said the site was upfront about the Twitter feed takeover and has invited celebrities to do so in the past, adding, “the views are theirs not ours.”

Handler also took a swipe at Kenyan supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong’o, tweeting, “#AngelinaJolie just filed adoption papers #lupitanyongo #Oscars -@chelseahandler.”

Handler’s publicist did not return messages seeking comment.

2 comments

  • fuzzman656

    Oh yeah she’s such a racist. This is really funny because because “Slave” wins best pic Oscar aided by elector’s fear of also being called racist. It’s Equal Opportunity at its finest.

    Uganda Be Kidding Me – Now that’s funny.

    Offended? Get a life.

    • dymure1

      You sound as simpleminded and intellectually stunted as that silly cow who wrote those tweets. If you had watched the movie, or God forbid, knew anything about the history of slavery you would not have taken the time to make such an ignorant and irrelevant statement. Fuzzman! Yes, I think that name suits you well, and definitely speaks to your state of consciousness about the world. You and the dumb blonde are in full agreement. LMAOOOO!

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