Alex Rodriguez's Facebook page somewhat surprisingly still has 1,212,569 likes, which likely means there are a lot of Americans who haven't used Facebook in a while. But you won't find Chelsea Handler among those still supporting the disgraced former superstar.
The comedian recently shared her opinions on Rodriguez to Howard Stern, absolutely lambasting the New York Yankee. Bill Price of the New York Daily News provides the recap:
Handler, a guest on Wednesday’s Howard Stern show told the King of All Media that A-Rod recently approached her, asking, “Chelsea, why do you have to make fun of me all the time?" to which Handler responded, “Get away from me you're disgusting.”
She said she followed that up with “You're gross," to which A-Rod responded, “Why am I gross? We got off on the wrong foot. I read all of your books. I'm a big fan.”
Handler then said, “I go, 'I don't know why you're a big fan. I think you're a f---ing a--hole.”
When asked by Stern why she feels this way, Handler said, “Just the way he conducts himself.”
She also called Rodriguez a “buffoon,” before hammering the point home by saying, “He just sleeps around ... He is a pile of s---.”
Tell us how you really feel, Chelsea.
Given all of the steroid use and lying Rodriguez has done over the years, it's become nearly impossible to make him a sympathetic figure. But somehow, Handler nearly pulls off the trick. So let's all take a moment and just bask in her bitter, bitter snark.
Natasha Paul of Black Sports Online shares why Handler's opinions on A-Rod might be just a smidgen hypocritical:
If you don’t know who Chelsea Handler is, we can backtrack to her first book "My Horizontal Life." Considering it’s a book about her numerous sexual experiences dating back to her early teenage years, her opinions of A-Rod and her reasons for them are pretty amusing.
I mean, she has a point. Unless there is a more personal reason why A-Rod has upset Handler in the past, it's not a great look to be casting dispersions when it comes to another public figure's sexual exploits when you've literally written a book about your own.
Especially when there are so many other justifiable reasons to take potshots at A-Rod.
Because let's be honest—most of America agrees with Handler's general sentiments. A-Rod has long been an easy target for folks, but he's become especially unpopular after admitting to steroid use in 2009 and his recent suspension for PEDs this year.
A suspension he fought, tooth and nail, belaboring a process that could have been resolved had he simply accepted his suspension like every other player accused.
And, I mean, who could forget him kissing his own mirrored image for an issue of Details? Or how about the rumors that A-Rod had a painting of himself in centaur form (though he did deny such a painting exists)?
Even A-Rod's denial of the infamous painting he had leaves doubt. After all, he said there was no painting of himself as "a minotaur." Which, yes, leaves open the possibility that he does own a self-portrait as a centaur.
The mystery lives on!
It seems unlikely this "feud" will have many more legs beyond Handler's tirade on Stern. After all, A-Rod isn't exactly a guy people are running to defend at this point, and his PR people probably want him to take a year away from the spotlight in an effort to heal his public image.
But you can bet Handler won't be getting a signed A-Rod centaur painting anytime soon.