The Kardashians Basically Ruined E! for Chelsea Handler

By: Gabrielle Chung / August 21, 2014

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It’s no secret that Chelsea Handler wants out of the E! network.

So, when it came time to answering the tough questions about her official exit in the coming week, the late night talk show host made no attempts to hide why she was quitting her job after seven years of service. And yes, her reason had to do with the channel’s golden children: the Kardashians.

“This was more of a move for me to distance myself from the Kardashians,” she told fellow E! star Joel McHale on Wednesday night’s episode of Chelsea Lately. “Everyone knows that.”

She mused, “Wouldn’t it be amazing, though, if I did leave and then the whole Kardashian empire just crumbled. In some stroke of crazy irony and happenstance, all of a sudden they just fell apart and then I was a national hero.”

And this wasn’t the first time Handler mentioned Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and the whole Keeping Up Up with Kardashians gang as the reason for her leaving. In June, the 39-year-old said she “didn’t feel great” about getting mixed up into their business.

“I think if you participate in the celebrity world then you don’t really have a choice but to be involved in the drama,” told MailOnline. “You end up getting so into the mix that it changes the topics of the day. You can sit around and complain about all that shit and the Kardashians all day but if you’re participating in it then what can you do? It really didn’t feel great doing the show and the only way to sort things out was to extricate myself from the entire situation.”

Once after her contract expires, the comedienne will take her talents to Netflix for the streaming service’s first-ever talk show.

The final Chelsea Handler episode will air on Aug 26. Miley Cyrus and Handler’s ex-boyfriend, 50 Cent, are currently slated to make appearances. For now, check out Handler’s exit interview — below.