Chelsea Handler Trashes 'Embarrassing' Housewives Shows

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Jun. 14 2016, Published 1:37 p.m. ET

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Chelsea Handler has never been afraid to speak her mind, even if it ruffles a few feathers in the process.

In a new interview with Variety, for which she was joined by Gordon Ramsay, the 41-year-old did just that, taking some serious jabs at not just a few Real Housewives, but the whole franchise.

When asked about the current state of reality TV, the former Chelsea Lately host didn't hold back.

"Reality TV's pretty tricky for me. I don't really watch anything like that, because I think it's brain-sucking," she said. "There's a difference between watching a chef show, which doesn't feel like a reality show compared to the Housewives. Those shows can, I think, not only lower your IQ, but really just knock the wind out of you, because we're all here in this business."

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The controversial star then turned her focus to the greater good, shaming the Housewives franchise for making little difference in the world.

"You want to do something a little bit meaningful, because we're not saving the planet or anything, but we want to contribute in a positive way, in a way that makes a difference or makes somebody feel something," she continued. "I think reality television, unless it's inspirational, which it very rarely is, I think it's embarrassing. It's embarrassing state of affairs that we're in."

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As previously reported, Handler has had some challenges in dealing with some of her own colleagues in the past.

Back in January, she became embroiled in a back-and-forth feud with Heather McDonald, who claimed that she'd "lived in fear" of Handler when she was a part of her E! show, Chelsea Lately.

Just recently, sources say Handler had her own showrunner fired from her new Netflix series.



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