Lupita Nyung’o has been the talk of the town after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. It seems everyone is genuinely proud of Lupita’s major career accomplishment, especially after hearing her inspirational, heartfelt speech. Even with all of the great support and success, some people are making inappropriate comments about the actress, mostly on social media. One of those people being Comedian and TV personality, Chelsea Handler. Sunday night, Huffington Post allowed Chelsea to “take over” their Twitter account. In doing so, she made a few bad judgment calls, or “jokes” as she refers to it, with her tweets regarding Lupita. She wrote “Congratulations #12yearsaslave Go to Africa or buy #ugandabekiddingme,#AngelinaJolie just filed adoption papers, #lupitanyongo, #Oscars “.
Twitter fans were disgusted by Chelsea’s choice of words and had no problem tweeting their opinions on the situation. The words disgusting, racist, and offensive were constantly used in the tweets to describe their feelings of her actions.
Today on Good Morning America, when asked about this controversial matter, Chelsea responded “I’m not a racist, I date a lot of black people. So that would be a difficult thing to explain to them”. At one time, it was rumored that Chelsea was secretly dating rapper and actor 50 Cent.
So is this a case of a joke gone wrong or just plain ignorance? You decide.