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Chelsea Handler Under Fire For Miscarriage Joke

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 15/10/2015 Julia Brucculieri

Chelsea Handler has come under fire, yet again, for making a joke about miscarriages. 

On Thursday, the comedian shared a photo of a sloppily cut-up pomegranate on Twitter and Instagram, with the caption, "It’s impossible to enjoy eating a pomegranate when the end result is this. #miscarriage. #cleaningupforyourcleaninglady." 

After she posted the joke, Handler received swift backlash. She deleted the hashtag from the Instagram photo, though it remains on the tweet

 

A number of comments accused the 40-year-old of making light of miscarriages, though some loyal fans are standing up for Handler.

"As a mother who lost her twins this year," wrote one individual, "maybe you need to rethink your disgusting comment about a couple of cry babies because today and everyday we actually do cry about the babies we lost! I pray you never or anyone close to has to endure the loss many couples not only women endure!" 

In response, another added, "This has always been Chelsea’s type of humor." 

It's impossible to enjoy eating a pomegranate when the end result is this. #cleaningupforyourcleaninglady

A photo posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on Oct 15, 2015 at 7:56am PDT

Perhaps coincidental, Handler shared her tweet on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, commemorated annually on Oct. 15. 

In what seems like an attempt to leave behind the controversy, Handler later shared an Instagram photo of her dog Chunk, with the caption, "Let’s get back to pictures of dogs so everyone can just get along. Look at this little asshole. Chunk despises Tammy." 

Nonetheless, Handler should probably steer clear of miscarriage jokes in the future. Just a thought. 

 

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