In tweet Wednesday, the TV host announced that she had evacuated her home due to a nearby blaze.
“Just evacuated my house. It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire,” she tweeted of the 71-year-old Trump. “Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.”
Just evacuated my house. It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 6, 2017
Not long after, Handler, 42, was met with an outpour of criticism from Twitter users.
“It’s going to be much hotter where you’re going. Might as well stay and get used to the heat,” one user wrote.
“Your post is extremely insensitive to those who do not have the financial resources to replace what they have lost to the fires and only magnifies your elites arrogance,” another tweeted.
“It makes me sad to see the stupid things that so many people believe. Humans are devolving, and DJT is not to blame for any of your problems. #Victimmentality,” someone else said.
It’s going to be much hotter where you’re going. Might as well stay and get used to the heat.
— gab.ai/PattiAnn (@PattiAnn316) December 6, 2017
Hope your 35 cats stay safe!
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 6, 2017
please leave the country.
— NICKI RUMANEK (@nicki20) December 7, 2017
YOU DO REALIZE THAT ALMOST ALL OF YOUR TWEETS INVOLVE TRUMP… YOU NEED TO MOVE ON. THINGS WILL TAKE THEIR COURSE WITHOUT YOU OBSESSING ABOUT THEM
— Robyn Claussen (@RobbieClau) December 7, 2017
You have CLEARLY lost your mind # could you be a bigger joke?!?
— sdaiutolo (@sue_daiutolo) December 7, 2017
I never thought I had to write this tweet:
No Donald Trump did not start the fire……
It was always burning since the worlds been turning……
— Daniel Fitzpatrick (@BeardedNomad51) December 7, 2017
Your obsession with Trump is very concerning. You should seek mental help, especially since you are actually insinuating that he’s responsible for the current fires smh
— Brooke M Moore (@BrookeMcAlhaney) December 7, 2017
— JJ (@jcalomeni35) December 7, 2017
But….he isn’t. This fire has nothing to do with him. “Ah, damn, I’m up 3 lbs this morning. It’s like TRUMP made me eat ice cream last night.” pic.twitter.com/cWVqp0BZOB
— Not_A_Feminist (@mom_vet) December 7, 2017
Koo koo pic.twitter.com/P7zZj1ofhM
— TopherMarion (@TopherMarion) December 7, 2017
Your post is extremely insensitive to those who do not have the financial resources to replace what they have lost to the fires and only magnifies your elites arrogance.
— Manna Kettle Korn (@MannaKettleKorn) December 7, 2017
Only happening in one part of CA at the moment Chelsea. But, hey we know that your “world” only consists of one area. After all if you were to care about any place outside of CA you’d may have to deal opposing viewpoints.
— Maeve (@abitchingwitch) December 7, 2017
It makes me sad to see the stupid things that so many people believe. Humans are devolving, and DJT is not to blame for any of your problems. #Victimmentality
— JT DUKE CU (@JonTurn13893341) December 7, 2017
Approximately 12,000 people died due to a hurricane in 1900’s Texas. The president was William McKinley. That absolute monster.
— Truitt Renaud, ASN Beeyatch (@rural_outlook) December 7, 2017
WATCH: Devastating Wildfires Strike Southern California
Since Monday, at least 180 structures have been destroyed by raging wildfires across Los Angeles and Ventura County. More than 90,000 acres have burned as of Wednesday night, and L.A.’s notoriously traffic-dense freeways have either been shut down or clogged with cars as residents evacuate. More than 1,700 firefighters are on duty in Ventura County to contain the flames, but many aren’t able to enter the area due to the intensity of the fire.
On Wednesday morning, firefighters were faced with a new blaze in Bel Air, a wealthy neighborhood famous for being home to many celebrities. As of now, the residences of Jennifer Aniston, Elon Musk, Beyoncé and JAY-Z are under threat of being affected by the fires. Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner and Harrison Ford have houses that may also be in danger if the flames spread.
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Many celebrities and their families have used social media to announce their evacuations as high winds from Santa Ana are expected to fuel the flames this week, including Lionel Richie, Ariana Grande‘s mother and brother Frankie, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof and Paris Hilton.