Chelsea Handler is confronting reaction for a tweet about Senator Lindsey Graham that many have seen to be homophobic.
In the tweet, Handler remarked on Graham’s cooperation in a Donald Trump organization meeting on migration change, inferring he had been coerced to hold his sexuality under wraps.
“Heavenly, f—f—,” she composed. “I just [saw] the video of trumps bipartisan ‘meeting’ yesterday. Hello, @LindseyGrahamSC what sort of d—sucking video do they have on you for you 2 be acting this way? Wouldn’t turning out be more fair?”
Holy, fuck fuck. I just the video of trumps bipartisan “meeting” yesterday. Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what kind of dick sucking video do they have on you for you 2 be acting like this? Wouldn’t coming out be more honorable?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 11, 2018
Graham had beforehand tweeted about the gathering, stating, “Most entrancing gathering I’ve been included with in twenty or more years in legislative issues. I particularly acknowledge @POTUS @realDonaldTrump disposition, manner, and want to complete something that will influence our country more to secure – while being reasonable for the #Dreamers.”
The Senator has never been hitched and has already denied gossipy tidbits about his sexuality, telling a New York Times columnist in 2010: “Like possibly I’m having a stealthy illicit relationship with Ricky Martin. I know it’s truly going to disturb a considerable measure of gay men — I’m certain many them are going to bounce off the Golden Gate Bridge — however I ain’t accessible. I ain’t gay. Too bad.”
Handler has confronted kickback online for her remarks, basically from traditionalist corners, resenting with what one client depicted as “an unequivocally hostile to gay tweet.” Handler’s group did not promptly react to ask for input.
Read a sampling of responses to Handler’s tweet below.
Just reported this explicitly anti-gay tweet. Odds on twitter doing something? Less than zero. If a conservative said this they would be suspended immediately. https://t.co/DqBodymPV8
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) January 11, 2018
How is @ChelseaHandler telling people to be ‘inspiring and supportive’ on social media and then calling a senator a ‘d*** sucking’ closeted gay man (on social media) hypocritical? Gee, I don’t know…
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) January 11, 2018
This kind of crap needs to be called out for what it is… Vile homophobia.
— Jason Page (@TheBackPage) January 11, 2018
If a Republican said something like this, they'd be burning down the RNC… https://t.co/tGNM6brHgw
— Harlan Z. Hill (@Harlan) January 11, 2018
Astonished @ChelseaHandler can tweet this homophobic content and not get suspended.
Can you imagine if someone on the right did it? https://t.co/VH2bRAhEs3
— Stephen Rowe (@Rowebotz) January 11, 2018
Is Lindsey Graham's sexuality any of your business AT ALL? If he is, is gay shaming now okay if the person is a Republican? Seriously. Explain the rules here.
— Andrea Ruth💞 (@AndreaNRuth) January 11, 2018