Comedian Chelsea Handler has come forward on Social Media to blame the Republicans for the horrific shooting incident which took place at Sutherland Springs, Texas, in a church, and ultimately took the lives of more than 20 people, and left around 30 wounded.
Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 5, 2017
The shooter died after a pursuit by an armed hero citizen, and his identity and motive had not been made public when Handler weighed in blaming Republicans. The gunman was later identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley of suburban San Antonio.
Handler recently announced her intentions to become a full-time political activist after her Netflix show was cancelled, and she was one of few to tweet in attack of President Donald Trump and conservative supporters while information about the church attack was still being gathered.
“Obviously, [the state of] gun control in this country is totally unacceptable, and the gun lobby is so strong and so powerful that anytime a celebrity can bring attention to this cause — among many other [causes] — you know it’s an easy thing for anyone to do.”
She immediately went on to tell the people how nobody is trying to take away their guns, adding,“If you want to go shoot, you know, whatever, in the woods, that’s fine, but it’s a hobby,” but immediately after cancelling out her claim saying, “If your hobby is [affecting] innocent people being killed all the time, children included, don’t you think you should reconsider the lack of restrictions placed on your hobby?”
Her comments swiftly received criticism on Twitter with many chastising the star for politicizing the event while it is ongoing.
The bodies aren’t even cold yet and you are politicizing them. You really have a dark heart. #NastyWoman
— Mark Schneider (@subschneider) November 5, 2017
You’re a hypocrite and part of the problem with your constant tweets of hate that separates the country.
— Luis Esparza (@pjmexihero) November 5, 2017
Does your career depend on you being a vile, callous person, or is that a personal choice?
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) November 5, 2017
You are a terrible human being.
— Stephen (@fiveironheart) November 5, 2017