Chelsea Handler Continues Her Campaign To Be The Meanest Girl In Middle School By Calling Rebel Wilson Fat

Chelsea Handler Beverly Hill May 13 2013

During last night’s show, Chelsea Handler made a completely unnecessary joke about Rebel Wilson’s weight while making fun of Kris Jenner. Because, why not squeeze a fat joke into a Kardashian joke?

“According to Star Magazine,” Handler said in her opening monologue, “I’m in a huge political feud with famed momager, Kris Kardashi-Jenner.”"Don’t get me wrong,” Handler continued, “I’ve been in the tabloids before—like the time I was beat out in a ‘Who Wore the Tankini Better’ by Rebel Wilson.”

You see, it’s funny because Rebel Wilson weighs more than Chelsea Handler. Therefore she would never beat Chelsea Handler in a bathing suit contest. Can you imagine a fat person looking good in a bathing suit? I certainly can’t. That’s why I doubled over with laughter when I heard this hilarious joke. I would say I can’t remember the last time I laughed this hard at a joke, but that would be a lie. I specifically recall slapping my knee a whole lot when she hired an overweight man to impersonate Honey Boo Boo last year. That one’s actually even more clever than this one because she’s simultaneously making fun of a 7-year-old’s weight and sex.  Two birds, one brilliant joke.

How does she come up with such wonderful material every single night? Well unbeknownst to most people, Chelsea Handler spends the majority of her time hanging out in a middle school lunchroom. It’s where she really gets to work on her best material. You know, see which jokes make people grimace and which jokes make people straight up cry. She hopes that if she keeps attending lunch regularly –and making 7th grade girls feel bad about themselves — she’ll finally get crowned as the most popular girl in school. Sadly, no one’s willing to break it to her that she’s about forty years too old to take home that prize.

(Photo: Devone Byrd,

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    • Olivia Wilson

      It sucks when your panel is more entertaining on your show than you are, which is the case with Chelsea.

    • MCR

      Humour can be mean, but just being mean doesn’t necessarily make what you say funny. Ms. Handler seems to be one of the few people in the world, and one of an even smaller proportion of professional comedians, who aren’t aware of this fact.

      • Jenni

        What’s worse is that I really enjoyed her books…so at one point she was able to make me laugh without about insulting other people for no reason.

      • abbeysbooks

        I always knew you secretly had bad taste. Like Tacky Jackie Onassis.

    • jenpen

      “Can you imagine a fat person looking good in a bathing suit? I certainly can’t.”

      Well thats just a shitty thing to say.

      • LocalMom24

        Ummm…it’s called “sarcasm.”

      • abbeysbooks

        Yvonne Rainer the dance choreographer did dances for fat people that were wonderful. There is a grace about fat people that you don’t usually see unless yo know them well. Their hands and fingers for example.

    • Tellhimwhathe’swonjohnny

      It may be “mean.” And it may not have been funny. But, I don’t understand the problem: Rebel Wilson IS fat.

      • Jenni

        It was a fat joke for the sake of a fat joke. She purposefully chose to bring Rebel Wilson into a joke about her feud with Kris Jenner. There’s more than enough to tease Kris Jenner about, so it’s unclear why she felt the need to veer off topic.

      • MCR

        Yes, she is. And Will Smith IS black. Jon Stewart IS Jewish. Betty White IS old. That doesn’t mean that anything and everything that might be said about their respective race, religion, or age is appropriate, or even decent. And if the remarks aren’t even funny, their only purpose is to insult and degrade someone for pleasure. Most people object to that, particularly when the insults are of a personal and potentially painful nature. Does that clarify things?

      • abbeysbooks

        Haven’t been anywhere I can reach you in days. Great story about Berenboim’s parents, true or not still lovely. and the hens that lay the brown eggs are Rhode Island Reds. The white hens lay the white eggs. The RIRhens are speckled, brown so they lay brown eggs, right?

        You are doing great shoveling sand.

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    • boywithbluehanger

      Are you going to point out every time a late night host randomly makes fun of someone in an distasteful way? To me, you come across as an offended fan of Rebel Wilson rather than someone who’s offended as a person with good taste in comedy.

      • Jenni

        I do make a valiant effort to call out comedians for making unnecessary fat jokes whenever possible. And before you suggest I’m a Kardashian fan too, I’m not.

      • boywithbluehanger

        Don’t you think that unnecessary jokes of ALL popularly offensive natures fall into the same category? I mean this is pretty much what comedians do! They make unnecessary offensive jokes. Fat jokes, racial jokes, sexuality jokes, gender jokes, etc. I highly doubt you take a stand against all of these. I’m not trying to be a pain here. I just don’t see the point of picking and choosing which ones to announce are worthy of your disdain.

      • Jenni

        The difference between good comedians and bad comedians is that there’s a point to telling their joke. What’s the point in calling Rebel Wilson fat?

      • boywithbluehanger

        That’s your opinion and I can respect that. But obviously if people find that kind of humor funny (and I can assure you that they do) then perhaps to them, the difference between good comedians and bad comedians, is that there’s NO point in telling the joke. It’s the kind of humor that they frequently show on Family Guy (I loathe that show btw). And millions of people enjoy that show. A clear indication that maybe a lot of people do not need “a point” for the joke to make them laugh.

    • Monica M. Miller

      I have a fun history with “mean girls” and weight issues like probably 99% of the population so I feel like I could easily spot a mean fat girl joke but that’s not what I saw on this particular episode. At no point is Rebel’s weight brought up, just her name, so is her name now a synonym for fat chick? Rebel is a great talent who is not afraid to be who she is & often uses her body for comedic effect, much like many overweight male actors. She has even hosted Chelsea Lately & made fun of herself plus everyone on staff for their physical traits. Also in trying to defend one fat girl you managed to insult another; “she hired an overweight man to impersonate Honey Boo Boo last year” because the overweight man is actually female comedian Fortune Feimster ( a regular writer & actress on the show who often uses her body & her open homosexuality for humor. I admit Chelsea Lately is not a show for everyone, she has a very abrasive shock value style of comedy much like Howard Stern yet what we forget is the fact that she showcases all kinds of body types, genders and races on her show & gives lots of unknown comedians opportunities to perform & promote their work. Plus is regularly voicing her fetish like love of fat or non cookie cutter type bodies. So please don’t try to create drama where there is none.

      • Jenni

        If you don’t think Chelsea Handler was calling Rebel fat by making a tankini joke, what do you think she was trying to say with that line? Also it’s great that Rebel uses her body for comedic effect, but it’s HER body to use for comedic effect. Just because she makes a fat joke, doesn’t mean that everyone can jump on the bandwagon.

        Lastly, I shouldn’t have called Fortune Feimster a guy. That’s completely my bad and I will not make that mistake again.

      • Monica M. Miller

        I think Chelsea Handler or whoever wrote the joke just used Rebel’s name because she’s a badass who could pull off a tankini or whatever she wanted to wear. I mean did you see her hosting the MTV (i think) movie awards rocking all that bright latex? Plus both women I think have a very similar no holds bar bitch kind of humor & probably dis each other all the time like male friends typically do. But honestly, I can’t read Chelsea’s mind but I have watched the show enough (and have been annoyed at some of the shows low moments) & even read some of her books which as recall were not written by some sweet cheerleader. She openly talked about black guys & little people in not always glowing terms, so again she is not everyone’s cup of tea but this was not a fat hater joke nor was it even the most un-pc joke on the episode. There are plenty of real mean girls in this world but I don’t believe for a second Ms. Handler is one of them.

    • Alexis

      I usually love the articles on Crushable but come on it was just a joke! Everyone takes everything so seriously now and it’s annoying. I bet Rebel herself would have laughed at that. C’mon dudes.

      • Jenni

        It was just a joke, but it was a mean-spirited joke for no reason.

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    • katie224455

      “…when she hired an overweight man to impersonate Honey Boo Boo last year”

      Fortune (who, among other things, plays the role of Honey Boo Boo on Chelsea Lately) is a woman. Sure, she’s a lesbian, and yes, her style isn’t exactly feminine, but she is still a woman– not a man. And she wasn’t hired just to play Honey Boo Boo, she’s been a writer on the show for years.

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