​Chelsea Handler: Justin Bieber Makes Handler Feel ‘Uncomfortable’ During TV Interview

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Staff Reporter
Jan. 25, 2016

Chelsea Handler: Justin Bieber makes her feel uncomfortable after conducting the worst celebrity interview. Handler, who recently launched a new show, “Chelsea Does,” on Netflix, said the pop singer made her feel like a child molester after he tried to flirt with her, according to FOX News.

“He was trying to flirt with me and it was so uncomfortable,” Handler, 40, said. “Like, that’s his schtick. He would come on and flirt with you and you just felt like a child molester right away. And I didn’t want to feel that way,” Chelsea added.

Chelsea Handler says Justin Bieber's behavior made her feel uncomfortable during the worst celebrity interview

Chelsea Handler says Justin Bieber’s behavior made her feel uncomfortable during the worst celebrity interview

That’s saying something, given that the talk show host has usually been anything but uncomfortable, whether it’s performing without clothing in a sketch with Ellen DeGeneres and Conan O’Brien or confessing to all kinds of outrageous behavior in her books, including “My Horizontal Life” and “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.”

But Chelsea Handler says Justin Bieber took things too far. “I think he does that with everybody,” she said. But it didn’t work: “I was not sexually attracted to a child.”

Handler called him on his flirtation in Bieber’s 2011 appearance on “Chelsea Lately.” But, as she told Ronan Farrow in a 2014 interview, there was only so much of Bieber — and celebrity culture — she could take.

Bieber often refers several times to a date that he had asked her on during his previous appearance. “You know last time I was serious about that date. It never happened,” Justin says, later adding, “I’ll be able to drive [my new car] on our date tonight.” Although you can’t see her reactions in the clip, you can tell she’s cringing during the worst celebrity interview.

“There’s only so many years you can talk about Justin Bieber,” she said. “I don’t care about him and I can’t pretend that I do.”

Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show is right around the corner. Maybe it’s time for the two to return and make a mends … or at the very least, try a better pick-up line.

In 2012, Oprah Winfrey compared Justin Bieber with Michael Jackson. During an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, the media mogul said: “There’s never been a star like you.”

Oprah Winfrey

Justin Bieber then questioned her statement, to which she replied: “Obviously, lots of people compare your audiences to Michael Jackson’s audiences — the screaming fans — and your audiences to the Beatles’ fans. I mean, when I saw the crowd last night, it reminded me of myself and Paul McCartney where girls are gaga. Those tremendous legends, who really changed the face of music for our culture, did not have a stardom like yours — like a rise of stardom like yours. You are a product, to a great to extent, of social media. Therefore, there’s never been a star like you.”

Chelsea Handler had Justin Bieber on her talk show a number of times during its run, first interviewing him in 2009, when he was just a young teenager. In his 2010 appearance on the show, when he’s practically just a baby, he amps up the flirting with the talk show host.

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