Despite saying she would flee the country if Donald Trump got elected, Chelsea Handler isn’t going anywhere. Unlike comedian Amy Schumer, who said she was joking about moving, the former “Chelsea Lately” host was serious about her threat. She explained why she would changed her mind on “Chelsea,” a Netflix talk show, which will stream Friday.
“It’s easy to throw in the towel and say that we’re gonna leave, or I’m gonna move to Spain. Because I want to move to Spain, I really, really want to move to Spain right now,” she said. “But everyone in my office is like, ‘You have a responsibility. You have a voice, you need to use it and you have to be here.’”
Handler, 41, teared up over Clinton’s defeat. “I know as a woman, it feels so sexist,” she said, apologizing for crying. “I guess the message that I want to spread out to other women is to not give up because this is so important.”
The comedian was devastated over Clinton’s loss, but was inspired by the former Secretary of State’s concession speech. “Like a lot of people in this country, I'm sad, I'm disappointed, and I'm confused. But if Hillary can make it through a concession speech, then I can make it through a stupid television show,” Handler said. “So I'm going to. I'm taking her lead. She said we can do it, so I'm going to do it for every woman out there.”
Handler reiterated her choice to remain in America on Twitter Thursday. “Yesterday, my staff reminded me that platforms and voices like mine are needed more than ever; leaving the country is quitting,” she tweeted. The post was liked more than 10,000 times by her 6.13 million followers.
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