Chelsea Handler Gets Real About ‘Learning Point’ Moment Realizing Her Own White Privilege

Chelsea Handler left Jada Pinkett Smith and her mom Adrienne Banfield Norris shocked in a new “Red Table Talk” preview.

The comedian joined hosts on an upcoming episode of the hit Facebook Watch series to promote her new Netflix special “Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea” and opened up about her “learning point” when it comes to her own white privilege.

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“You’re not gonna like this,” Handler prefaced before adding, “This Black woman was standing up singing a song and I went up to her and said, ‘Oh my god that was beautiful,’ and I slapped her on the butt.”

When both Smith and Norris reacted in shock, Norris said, “I’m shocked and appalled right now.”

“And so was she,” added Handler, “She said, ‘Black women have been defined by their hair and their asses for ages. You have no right to touch my body.'”

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Norris then called Handler’s behaviour, “Just such classic white privilege right there.”

Handler’s episode airs Monday on Facebook Watch.

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