A satirical video of Chelsea Handler sharing a day in the life of a single woman with no kids recently went viral, prompting a slew of different reactions on social media.
The 47-year-old comedian made the video as a spoof of other “day in the life” videos that are popular on TikTok. “Day In the Life of A Childless Woman” begins with Handler explaining, “I wake up at 6 AM. I remember that I have no kids to take to school, so I take an edible, masturbate, and go back to sleep.”
Each segment of the video gets more outlandish, with the comedian saying she gets up at 12:30 PM to “get ready for a busy day of doing whatever the f*** I feel like.”
“I put on my most impractical and stylish shoes since I won’t be chasing a child around the grocery store,” Handler continues, describing how she heads to her “fave spot in Paris to grab a croissant” and enjoys a peaceful time on the plane because she has “no screaming kids.”
Handler’s pretend day ends with her texting a random man, “Wanna f*** tonight?” and then traveling in a time machine to kill Adolf Hitler.
While the video, which was created for “The Daily Show,” is meant to be a joke, many viewers were quick to point out the elements of truth it contained.
“This is extremely sad,” pro-life advocate Lila Rose responded to the clip.
“This is one of the saddest videos I’ve ever seen,” Libs of TikTok agreed.
This is one of the saddest videos I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/gg4IBfFxil
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) February 14, 2023
“Single feminists like Chelsea Handler attempt to make fun of women who are happy in their marriages with beautiful children to try make themselves feel better,” pro-life advocate Abby Johnson replied. “Enjoy your wine nights and your hookups with men you’ll never see again. I’m more than happy with my husband and kids.”
“Yes, you’re really living your best life, aren’t you,” another reaction says. “Just to be clear, because it apparently needs to be said by parents, I wouldn’t trade 10,000 of your supposedly carefree childless days in Paris and sleeping in until noon for one smile from my baby girl.”
Daily Wire host Ben Shapiro wrote, “The best thing about this video is that it features her explaining that she can do whatever she wants as a person with no kids — and so she names a bunch of stuff she didn’t do, because her actual life consists of drinking a s***load of wine and being really, really sad.”
Other commenters argued that by 47, Handler or any mother could have grown children and be traveling and wearing heels again.
“Chelsea Handler acts like she wouldn’t be able to do all the traveling and relaxing she does if she had kids. Said she gets to wear heels because she’s not ‘chasing a kid around a grocery store.’ Girl, you are 47. Your kids could be graduated from college and married by now,” conservative podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey observed.
Daily Wire host Matt Walsh pointed out that, technically, Handler is a mother.
“One thing to keep in mind about Chelsea Handler is that she has actually had three children,” he tweeted, referencing the television host’s abortions. “But she murdered all of them. That’s why she so desperately justifies her childlessness. Her ‘freedom’ was purchased with the blood of her own children.”