Chelseas Handler is catching a lot of flak for the controversial tweet she made on National Coming Out Day in which she insinuated that Senator Lindsey Graham is gay.
The 43-year-old comedian, who prides herself as a LGBTQ advocate, attempted to take a swipe at Republicans, especially Graham, but her joke triggered a heated reaction from folks who are accusing her of homophpbia.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018
And here are some of the reactions:
are you there, homophobia? it's me, chelsea. https://t.co/eGFNShpXEt
— Ira (@ira) October 11, 2018
Chelsea Handler continues to be one of the worst “woke” comedians who loves making homophobic jokes https://t.co/TiZwRHpRx1
— Josh McLean’s Ghost (@RadioMcLean) October 11, 2018
Why is there such a gulf in understanding this fact: being gay is not something to shame or embarrass someone with.
It's staggering that, at this point, people who appear to be our community's allies still don't get it.
— Jean-Paul Bevilacqua (@jpbevi) October 11, 2018
Graham has now responded to the comedian during a chat with the crew of TMZ today at the Reagan National Airport. “To the extent that it matters, I am not gay,” he said, and further added that he doesn’t care what Handler thinks of him, that it is a free country.
Handler had yet to respond to the backlash as at press time.