Chelsea Handler, Other Celebrities Blast Sean Spicer Over Holocaust Comment

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Celebrities like Chelsea Handler, Debra Messing and Barbra Streisand blasted Press Secretary Sean Spicer after he said Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

Among the performers, Streisand called for him to be fired, while Handler mocked Spicer after he said during the press briefing on Tuesday that Hitler didn’t gas his own people like Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. (RELATED: White House Reporter Releases A ‘Holocaust’ Pool Report)

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,”  Spicer told the press. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons, so you have to, if you’re Russia, ask yourself if this is a country you want to align yourself with.”

“Sean Spicer should be fired for saying Hitler did not use chemical weapons on ‘his own people.’ You mean 6 million Jews don’t count,” Streisand tweeted.

 

“STATEMENT from Anne Frank Center re: Spicer denying gas use in Holocaust. #FireSpicer. Please use this hashtag,” Messing tweeted, including a statement from the Anne Frank Center.

 

“Is a “holocaust center” a dejewing center? Like when Mike Pence can turn you un-gay? What a shit-show,” Handler tweeted.

 

 

A statement later released by the White House press pool clarified Spicer’s remarks.

“In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust,” Spicer’s statement read. “I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable.”

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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