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Chelsea Handler bashes 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Mackenzie Dye

Chelsea Handler bashes 'Fifty Shades' trilogy while promoting her own book

The TV personality and author thinks the series it’s trash

Chelsea Handler was quoted in a recent interview on Piers Morgan Tonight bashing the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey. The author and TV personality is coming out with her own book, Fifty Shades of Chartreuse: This Time It’s Personal, the last part possibly receiving a hashtag.

Although Chelsea Handler is known for her candid and unfiltered nature, the author doesn’t get what the big deal is with the erotic trilogy and soon to be movie franchise. In fact, despite her vocal nature, Handler told Piers that he would be surprised to know she is not as liberal in her sexuality. “I’m actually fairly conservative when it comes to sexual escapades,” said Handler.

In the interview, she said she tried to get through E.L. James book, but failed to only read the first seven chapters. An author herself, Chelsea Handler said although her books are not “scholarly,” she does attempt to be amuse her readers. In her opinion, the Fifty Shades trilogy is so poorly written that “it was insulting to anyone’s intelligence” to read them. “It’s a piece of trash,” added Handler.

So why name her new book as a change to the title of the book she despises?

“It’s not a take-off on Fifty Shades of Grey, I just wanted to rip off the title because I just thought it was such a stupid book,” said Chelsea Handler.

Chelsea Handler appears weeknights on E! during her late night talk show, Chelsea Lately. 

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