Chelsea Handler shares opinion on Yeezianity & the Illuminati

Feb 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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Chelsea Handler isn't what you might call a fan of Kanye West... or, it would appear from our chat with the crass comedienne, a fan of the religion founded in his name. Here's what she thinks of Yeezianity and other secret organizations.

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When we sat down to catch up with hilarious late night host Chelsea Handler, we were dying to ask the comedienne a ton of questions — but none more pressingly, perhaps, than her thoughts on the new religion founded in honor of Kanye West.

The religion is being called Yeezianity, and its members attend the farcical Church of Yeezus. According to their website, the followers are "a forward-minded group who believes that the one who calls himself Yeezus is the highest living human being and he will help us to usher in a New Age of humanity."

Huh? If you're still scratching your head over this premise, you aren't alone... Handler isn't buying the hype either.

"That's a waste of time! I bet the 'anonymous' founder is anonymous," she says, rolling her eyes. "I bet it is — his name's Kanye West."

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Handler, who calls West "arrogant," asserts that not only does she not worship him, she actually has "the opposite religion going on in my head." The implication being, of course, that she can't stand the rapper.

That's not to say, though, that Handler can't find some common ground with the founders of West's new spiritual fan club. When we ask her thoughts on a few of the pillars of the religion, she admits that one in particular might have merit: Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange.

However, she finds it a little hypocritical that someone as flashy as West would have a religious pillar touting anti-materialism — and even more hypocritical for him to ever say he doesn't find money important.

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"Yeah, yeah... well it's easy to say money is not important when you have a lot of it," Handler says. "I would like to say that I have plenty of money and it is very important to me," she laughs.

So how does Handler feel about the other secret religion West (along with the Pretty Little Liars cast, the Boy Meets World cast and a slew of other celebrities) supposedly has ties to?

"People freak out," she chimes in about the Illuminati, joking, "I should get into that club… it sounds like a cool club."

Handler does confess that her opinion about such groups is relatively fluid. "I could read an article on Scientology one day and be like 'That's terrible,' and I read an article the next day and am like 'They don't sound so bad!'" she says. "I mean, I would be the worst juror ever, 'cause I could vacillate so quickly with my opinions of things."

As for the Illuminati, the comedienne isn't too worried. "If Boy Meets World, um, is any indication what they're up to, then I think that's fine," Handler laughs. "They're not doing that much damage."

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