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Chelsea Handler accused of making 'racist' joke about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children

Heather Saul
Friday 23 September 2016 14:44 BST
Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Aniston
Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Aniston (Getty)

One of Chelsea Handler's jokes has fallen flat after the outspoken comedian used Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s children as material.

Unlike Samuel L Jackson, an actor already weary of unceasing Brangelina speculation, Handler has had much to say on the news that Jolie was filing for divorce from Pitt after two years of marriage, bringing their 10-year relationship to an abrupt end.

After making a number of jokes at Jolie’s expense on her Netflix talk show, Chelsea, the comedian then looked to their sons Maddox and Pax, adopted from Cambodia and Vietnam respectively.

“As the mom of three internationally adopted children who are mine all mine, and as a, just, no,” said one.

Comments made by Handler, who is close friends with Pitt’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, in 2011 caused similar rumblings. Handler had branded the actress a “homewrecker” during a stand-up show but she dismissed the backlash as the media blowing her jokes out of proportion and said she would never speak for or on behalf of Aniston.

“I’ve been making fun of Angelina Jolie since she made out with her brother,” Handler said referring to Jolie kissing her brother James Haven on the lips at the 2000 Academy Awards.

Her representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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