Chelsea Handler Calls For Legally Punishing Those Who ‘Think Racism is Funny’


Comedian Chelsea Handler is looking to Germany as model of how to punish people who “think racism is funny.”

In a tweet on Sunday evening, Handler referenced the two Chinese tourists who were arrested in Berlin for making Nazi salutes outside of the Reichstag. Germany currently bans hate symbols, such as the Nazi salute. According to German law, the punishment for using “symbols of unconstitutional organizations” is up to three years in jail. The New York Times reports the men, aged 36 and 49, were ordered to pay 500 euros in bail, which approximates to $589.57.

Handler tweeted news of the arrest, adding:

Despite calling for legally punishing those who “think racism is funny,” Handler has repeatedly mocked First Lady Melania Trump for her accent:

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