May 26th, 2011
08:58 AM ET
MTV’s docu-series about teen pregnancy, "Teen Mom" and "16 & Pregnant," are often criticized for glorifying teen pregnancy, and late-night host and author Chelsea Handler is one of the critics.
Handler, who’s known for her no-holds-barred comedy, says that she tries to make fun of everyone of “as often as possible” and believes that “people are too P.C.,” as she tells the New York Times in an interview.
“We need to be focusing on other things. We’re seeking out such grossness in human behavior and want such mindless entertainment,” she goes on. “‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and some of these other shows are more racist. Or ‘16 and Pregnant.’ Getting rewarded for being pregnant when you’re a teenager? Are you serious? I mean, that makes me want to kill somebody.”
And Handler speaks as someone who has faced teen pregnancy personally. The 36-year-old comedian reveals that she had an abortion at 16.
“Because that’s what I should have done. Otherwise I would now have a 20-year-old kid,” she tells the NYTimes. “Anyway, those are things that people shouldn’t be dishonest about it.”
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