Chelsea Handler took to Instagram this week to post a video defending her criticism of President Trump and her outspoken political views.
“I had a friend today tell me that I was being too political, that I was being too aggressive,” the comedian and Netflix talk show host said to the camera.
“I am a white woman and I have a lot of privilege. I make a lot of money and I don’t have a lot of problems. And a lot of what this administration has proposed thus far won’t even affect me personally,” Handler continued.
“I don’t need Planned Parenthood — I can pay for my own medical care. I’m not an immigrant — I was born here. I’m not Muslim, I’m not Mexican. I’m not black. I’m not gay or I’m not transgender,” she continued.
“But I know this country is based on inclusiveness, on welcoming people, on loving people that are not like you, on not worrying about how something impacts your life personally, but how it impacts all the people around you and all the people that aren’t around you,” the 41-year-old entertainer said.
“It’s compassion and it’s empathy. And I will fight for it. If I come off as being aggressive, it’s because I care so much about doing the right thing,” Handler concluded.
Handler has been a vocal critic of Trump, calling him a “sociopath” and a “toddler.” Last month, she led the Women’s March from the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.