Rosie O'Donnell & Chelsea Handler’s Little People Remarks Were Completely Foul (VIDEO)

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chelsea handler and rosie o'donnellRosie O'Donnell has had her share of controversial public moments, but the latest might just be bad enough to stick with her for a long, long time. She sat down to chat with Chelsea Handler recently on her OWN show, The Rosie Show, and she brought up the subject of little people, you know, like Chuy Bravo who appears on one of Chelsea's shows ...

Rosie told Chelsea, "I'm a little ashamed about it [but] I have a mild fear or anxiety around little people." On the flipside, Handler said that she just loooooooves them. The two entertainers went on and on about their thoughts on having sex with little people ("That would be child abuse!" said Handler) and "saving" them by giving them jobs. Whoa, whoa, whoa ... whaaaat?!

Seriously -- WTF?

It's no wonder that the Little People of America, a support group for Americans of short stature due to dwarfism, is enraged and taking both O'Donnell and Handler to task for their patronizing, completely brainless, offensive remarks. Here's the clip if you didn't catch it ...

Wow, where to even begin ... You have to wonder, what the hell were they thinking? But it just seems like they weren't. Because if they were, they might have considered how they would have felt if they were being marginalized in the same way. How would Rosie feel if someone was going on and on about their anxiety around lesbians? Would Chelsea appreciate it if a comedian was giggling about how much she just adores Jews and feels so bad for them?

It's not just crazy, but also really sad that they didn't even begin to think about any of that before diving into this completely cringe-worthy conversation. Even after they apologize -- which they will definitely have to, right? -- this is something that could and, you know what, should tarnish their reps for good.

Where do you stand on this -- is it totally offensive to you?

 

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Stacey. Stacey.

She says some really awful things to Chuy on her show. and even though i used to watch it, I had to stop. I would cringe whenever she spoke to him, and I felt bad he sat there and took it for a paycheck. ALL places of emplyment need to be harrassment free, even talk shows. For a person to sit there just to be the butt of your cruel jokes is not funny and it shouldnt be tolerated.

Stacey. Stacey.

Yes this is offensive. I cant stand Rosie, never could.

lovey... loveyoualready

 That's pretty horrible. Sometimes people say stupid things. This show isn't live though right? So why wouldn't they or their producers or somebody call them out on this so that they could edit it out. Sometimes, admittedly I have said things that were brainless and it takes somebody or thing to point it out to me for me to realize how stupid I was. I am usually ashamed of myself or embarrassed and try my hardest to change my way of thinking. I hope they have that moment. 

lovey... loveyoualready

P.S.- I would never have said something like that. And I am not making excuses for them. I do not like Chelsea Handler. Any comedian that uses cruelty in their so called acts is not one I enjoy watching. She seems crude, cocky and unapolgetic. 

nonmember avatar hs

"Because if they were, they might have considered how they would have felt if they being marginalized in the same way. How would Rosie feel if someone was going on and on about their anxiety around lesbians? Would Chelsea appreciate it if a comedian was giggling about how much she just adores Jews and feels so bad for them?"

I can assure you that at some point in these two people's lives, given the hatred our society has shown towards people of non-Christian beliefs and towards homosexuals, that they have both been on the receiving end of hateful, offensive remarks and commentary. In fact, I'm 100% positive that if you asked either of these ladies about it, they would confirm that. On a side note, it's Chelsea-freakin-Handler! She's a no-holds bar type of comedian and you either love her or hate her and I expect nothing different from her.

slw123 slw123

It's inappropriate, but if all of the comedians stopped making inappropriate jokes and comments, there wouldn't be very many comedians left.  There are comedians out there making crude and inappropriate jokes about both Rosie and Chelsea Handler too,  maybe it all evens out, I don't know.

Kaila... KailaCheyenne

It's offensive, yes. Discriminating even. But that happens every day from everyone not just to little people. I have red hair and I've been told on more occasion than one that "redheads are gross" "redheads are least attractive" and my personal favorite "maybe you should dye your hair and you'd find someone who wants to be in a relationship with you." No one makes a big deal about these kind of things when they're said on television. I love Chelsea, not so much Rosie, and believe she really cares for Chuy. The jokes are for show.

bills... billsfan1104

But you loved her so much when she told of her abortion. Whats the difference now??

Bmat Bmat

She must not know little people (or know them well) to be able to dismiss them in such a way.

Kayla... KaylaMillar

It doesn't surprise me. Rosie is a weird lady

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