Comedian Chelsea Handler has had a rough time coping with the electoral loss of Hillary Clinton (see her crying fit here). Still reeling from the reality of a President Donald Trump, Handler announced Wednesday that she's dropping comedy and leaving her Netflix show in order to pursue left-wing, pro-abortion political activism full-time — which is apparently somehow different from what she's been doing for the past year or so.
"Like so many across the county, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me," she wrote in a statement posted to social media.
Although a report from the Hollywood Reporter indicates that Chelsea is being cancelled by Netflix, Handler claims she's leaving her poor-performing show by choice to become better informed and "focus on projects more significant to me," such as fighting for on-demand abortion.
"I have joined forces with EMILY's List to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who support women's rights," wrote Handler. EMILY's List is a political action committee driven to elect as many pro-abortion Democratic women to office as possible.
She also announced her future plans with Netflix.
"I'm excited to share that I will continue my partnership with Netflix," she wrote, "working together on a documentary where I'll engage with people I don't talk with enough — people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies."