The 47-year-old comedian shared that she had three abortions while attending her New Jersey high school during her guest host monologue Monday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Handler is hosting all week as Kimmel is on vacation.
“Do you know what men on the internet had to say about that?” she asked in Tuesday’s monologue about the previous day’s statement. “I don’t because I don’t give an f–k,” she said to the audience’s applause.
“But my old high school does,” Handler continued. “I recently found out that my high school in New Jersey, Livingston High School, is refusing to induct me into their alumni Hall of Fame.
“Jason Alexander and Chris Christie made it, but not me,” she said, referencing the “Seinfeld” alum and former state governor. “Apparently, the school is upset about how much I talk about my abortions, so I decided to start a grassroots campaign.
“You should donate to Planned Parenthood, and then march, and then vote, but after you’re done with that, go online and tweet a message to the school district for my alma mater @LivSchools,” she continued. “Let them know how you feel about this gross injustice and use the hashtag #Hall4Handler.
“Have fun with it. Make me proud,” she concluded. “Livingston High, the hall is in your court.”
The funny woman’s request comes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the US, on Friday, upholding a Mississippi law banning the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy — and leaving the issue up to each of the 50 states.
However, the district denied Handler’s claim in a statement to The Post on Wednesday night.
“On behalf of the current Livingston Public Schools administrative team, Ms. Handler was not refused for the LEF Hall of Fame,” Livingston Public Schools Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator Michelle Bent said.
“Following an email exchange with her representatives in February/March 2022 about how the district could honor Ms. Handler and extended conversations with the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF), the district told her representatives that she would be considered by the LEF the next time candidates are considered.”
“It has been several years since the LEF has nominated and inducted new individuals into the Livingston High School Hall of Fame,” Bent continued. “The LEF has expressed that it is looking forward to bringing the Hall of Fame event back soon. At that time, it can formally nominate and induct new LHS alumni.”
But on Tuesday, fans quickly followed Handler’s instructions and tweeted at the school district.
“Induct Chelsea Handler into your Hall of Fame. She’s actively talking to women about abortion and spreading information and laughs. What’s the problem?” one user wrote.
“Honoring Chris Christie and not Chelsea Handler is about as insane as the president trying to choke out a secret service agent and grab the steering wheel of a car,” another claimed.
“Hey @LivSchools Join the century in which you live, and honor Chelsea Handler,” another quipped.