Chelsea Handler Battles ‘Housewife’ on Fur

Published by PETA.

Last night, late-night queen Chelsea Handler’s monologue focused on housewives, chinchillas, and PETA. As a diehard Chelsea fan (Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea is on my nightstand as we speak), I was thrilled when the quick-witted comic stuck up for animals on E!



It all started when Kelly Bensimon from Real Housewives of New York went shopping for a fur vest and claimed, “It’s amazing to have an organization like PETA, but I’ve always been a great fur wearer.” She continued, “Do I wear fur? Yes. Do I support the abuse of animals? Absolutely not.” Umm … Say wha’ …? While we’re glad that she thinks PETA is “amazing,” the whole thing was unsettling, to say the least.

Up steps Chelsea Handler. Firing back, she took a pro-animal stance and stated “Really? You don’t abuse animals? I think the chinchilla who just had his hide ripped off might disagree. You think you’re a great fur wearer? You know who wears it better? The innocent animal it came from. This is not a smart move. You just taunted PETA on national television while wearing an unattractive fur vest.”

Bam! We knew that Chelsea was compassionate when she adopted a dog from an animal shelter. Now, with her anti-fur stance, all that’s left is for Chelsea to follow in the footsteps of a compassionate housewife and star in our next “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad. We might even let Chuy costar …

Written by Christine Doré

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