Purported comedienne Chelsea Handler has declared that she will be leaving her Netflix talk show Chelsea after two tepid seasons in order to focus on political activism. It's unclear how her activism will differ from her already-politicized comedy, which was devoted to bashing Donald Trump and conservatives in general.
Fox News reports that after launching in 2016 as a three-episode-per-week series to mixed reviews and sagging ratings, Chelsea came back as a weekly one-hour in season two. That scheduling change didn't do anything to overcome Handler's unlikeable personality and mean-spirited "humor." So rather than persevere until she suffers the humiliation of being cancelled, Handler announced in a lengthy social media post that she is abandoning the sinking ship to pursue a more "meaningful" path:
Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation.
For these reasons, I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me. My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way. I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don’t know enough about, speak at colleges and listen to students, and gain a better understanding of our political divide. I have joined forces with EMILY’s List to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.
Handler also announced that she will “continue my partnership with Netflix, working together on a documentary where I’ll engage with people I don’t talk with enough - people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies.”
Perhaps she could begin her education by engaging with people she's been insulting throughout her career -- the flyover Americans who decisively rejected her Hollywood ilk and her vulgar brand of feminism last November.