I can't remember when I first became a fan of Chelsea Handler, I remember relating to her because when she talks about her family life, the youngest in a very large family....I really relate to what she says. She is the youngest of six children, I am the youngest of 7 children. She says basically that she really wasn't parented and that is how I feel. I apologize if anyone from my family ever reads this but I basically feel like I was left on my own to find my way in the world. I was never given any kind of coaching from anyone in my family as to what to do for a living...how to look for a job...what I was good at or what I was bad at. I was never encouraged to go to college, as a matter of fact I do not remember being encouraged about anything from any family member???
But back to Chelsea, I discover her on the E-Network and I instantly fell in love with her. I never saw Girls Behaving Badly or any other of the early shows she was on. I just remember hearing her always stand up for herself no matter what. I loved it. I always cowered when people criticised me, thinking I was the one who did something wrong and she was the exact opposite. I loved hearing her make fun of celebrities, she was sometimes mean to her staff on the show, she also gave some of her guests a hard time as well. I just loved her. I agreed with most of the her opinions of the silly stuff celebrities did. I loved her mean edge and I thought she was hysterically funny.
Today I watch her show on Netflix. I still think she is very funny but she is not the same Chelsea, she is softer and kinder and I guess happier. Financially she is a huge success. I am not sure maybe happier people are just nicer in general as they do more of what they want because they can afford to??? Yesterday on her Netflix show she was talking to Sally Field and went into how women should not be so critical of each other and we should all think before we speak. Definately not the same Chelsea. I watched her cry with Barbara Boxer after the election and I hear her say how she wants to understand people who are different from her now, instead of hitting them with her witt. Ah sometimes I really miss the old Chelsea.
Nice Chelsea or Mean Chelsea I am still a huge fan. Her show on Netflix is on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...it starts whenever you are ready I love the show, I love when her Dad is on! Even though she criticizes him it is clear how much she loves him. Go Chelsea!