Chelsea Handler: Parkland Student Activists ‘Leading Our Country in Five Years’

Comedian Chelsea Handler speaks onstage during the 'Chelsea Does' panel discussion at the Netflix portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Former talk show host Chelsea Handler says the Parkland shooting survivors now pushing for more gun control are “going to be leading the country” in the next five years. Therefore, we should respect “everything that they’re saying.”

The former Netflix host made the comments in a wide-ranging interview with the Huffington Post, which primarily focused on her upcoming appearance in Pittsburgh, before an LGBTQ organization known as The Delta foundation.

However, when asked if she had a message for the Parkland teens, the actress imparted her thoughts while making an analogy between the Parkland activists and porn star Stormy Daniels.

“Keep fighting. They’re not going anywhere,” Hander said. “They’re like Stormy Daniels — they’re here to stay. They’re going to be leading our country in five years, so we should be respecting everything that they’re saying.”

The 43-year-old comic was among the many celebrities to support last week student activist march for gun control.

Earlier this week, she tweeted, “A new poll says that Americans now view the Parkland students more favorably than the NRA. Sounds like the NRA is going to need some CPR to resuscitate their popularity. Maybe Rick Santorum can help.”

Handler has made a regular habit of attacking President Donald Trump on social media. Including calling for a military overthrow of Trump’s administration:

Handler continued tweeting during the Charlottesville protests, calling for Republican action against Trump:

Handler even attacked President Trump’s then-unborn grandchild, expressing dismay that there would be another person possessing his “jeans:”

Handler has immersed herself in political activism training to become “better informed,” since her Netflix show was canceled in the Fall of 2017. Since that time, she has attempted to learn the intricacies of politics, and has become aware of just how hostile voters were to Hillary Clinton.

It’s unclear whether she’s learned the difference between “jeans” and “genes.”

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