Even the thickest-skinned among us tend to cringe when someone gets picked on for their weight. Recently, comedian Chelsea Handler slammed Mariah Carey for all her weight fluctuations and it doesn’t look like anyone’s laughing.
Mariah Carey, the pop superstar and new mother of twins, has publicly shifted in size throughout her career. Most recently she became the celebrity spokesperson for Jenny Craig and showed off her stunning postpartum figure. While the star’s weight has been a focal point at times, it has never been controversial until now.
Apparently Chelsea Handler had strong opinions about Carey and shared them openly this week on Howard Stern’s radio show. “…She’s just so ridiculous with her body. You see her one day and she’s 50 pounds heavier or light…there’s nothing real about her…”
Handler has used her brash comedy style to slam both Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, over the last year.
There’s a lot of liberty given to comedians as they glean their material from the often eccentric lifestyles of the rich and famous, but attacking one’s struggle with weight seems low and not funny.
Cannon retorted publicly to the harsh words via Twitter.
- “When miserable people see happiness they must attack it.”
- “You know me, I’m always up for a good joke or wise crack but when people talk about my family the “Hood” in me wants to come out!”
- “I’ve learned cooler heads prevail. Life is too short to focus on negativity!”
Mariah has clearly struggled with her weight through the years. However, she’s always done the hard work to get it under control. Her persistence to keep fighting to stay healthy is admirable. Hopefully all the others who are struggling with their weight will see the lack of comedy in Handler’s remarks. She needs new material.