Anti-Trump Hollywood comedian Chelsea Handler has admitted she thought the Sun and the Moon were the same celestial bodies until the age of 40 when her sister corrected her.
47-year-old Handler said on live television that she thought the Sun went down and transformed before rising again as the Moon at night.
Handler has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and Republicans in recent years.
She has become a massively influential figure on the Left as many listen to her political comments on social media.
The confession will likely be a blow for those who assumed she knew what she was talking about.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon, Handler gave no indication that she was lying or joking when she made the shocking statement.
“This is true,” she said.
“I didn’t know until I was 40 years old that the Sun and the Moon were not the same thing.
“My older sister Simone looked up at the sky, and she said, ‘Chelsea, look up. It’s not often you get to see the Sun and the Moon at the same time.’
“I was like Scooby Doo. I’m like, ‘Ruh, what?’
“I go, ‘Wait, but they’re always together,’ and as soon as I said that, she turned around and she goes, ‘What did you say?’
“And I was like, ‘Oh, shut up, shut up, shut up.’
“I knew what I said was wrong.
“I was like, ‘Let’s canter. Is that what an elephant does?’
“She looked at me and I just tried to gloss over it.
“I was like, ‘Never mind what I said. I know.’
“And she said, ‘No, I need you to tell me what you think is happening between the Sun and the Moon.’
“And I was like, ‘Honestly, I just assumed when the Sun went down, it popped back up as the Moon.’
“I’m like, ‘Is that not what’s happening?’
“The man riding the elephant spoke no English and went, ‘Pfft!’”
Chelsea Handler: “I didn’t know—and this is true—I didn’t know until I was 40-years-old that the sun and the moon were not the same thing.”pic.twitter.com/5uplmtri32
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) January 16, 2023