Chelsea Handler has interviewed more than a few celebrities in her many years as host of the Chelsea Lately, but the comedian says her worst interview was Justin Bieber. Given the singer’s long history of asshat-ery, you would expect that Handler just got a dose of pop music’s enfant terible and didn’t like it. But the reason behind Handler putting the Biebz at the bottom of her list is much stranger.
“He tried to flirt with me and it was so uncomfortable, Handler said in an interview with Variety. “You feel like a child molester … I was not sexually attracted to a child. Thank you for clearing that up.”
(She added that most folks find her to be an 8 or 9 out of 10, and offered her number to any interested men.)
There’s no telling if Bieber would be a better interview now that he’s made a massive effort to distance himself from his past. Who knows if he would make a pass at Handler in his current Selena-induced haze?
Chelsea was talking to Variety to promote her upcoming Netflix talk show, which will be more in the vein of her recent documentary series Chelsea Does than her long-running E! talk show. “I wanted to do these documentaries as a bridge to let people know the direction I’m in,” she said.