South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham responded to a tweet made by liberal comic Chelsea Handler which many criticized for being “homophobic.”
The previous discuss present host was slammed on social media Thursday for tweeting, “In the event you’re questioning why Republicans took a sick day in the present day, it’s most likely as a result of it’s #NationalComingOutDay. you @LindseyGrahamSC.”
Many on social media weren’t amused and derided Handler’s joke as homophobic, drained, and lazy.
“Undecided homophobic insults are the cleverest technique of attacking opponents… Yikes.,” wrote one Twitter person.
As for Graham — he does not care what Handler has to say.
“I do not assume a lot about what she says in any respect,” Graham informed TMZ. “If she needs to stay her life that means, that is as much as her.
“She is aware of zero about me…[her tweets], I do not assume they mirror properly on her,” he mentioned earlier than including, “To the extent that it issues, I am not homosexual.”
It was not the primary time Handler has been accused of homophobia. Earlier this 12 months, Handler tweeted one other homophobic joke directed at Graham.
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“Holy, f— f—. I simply [watched] the video of trumps bipartisan “assembly” yesterday. Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what sort of d— s—ing video have they got on you for you 2 be appearing like this? Wouldn’t popping out be extra honorable?”
In April, the 43-year-old comic tweeted one other homophobic joke directed at Legal professional Common Jeff Periods. Regardless of the backlash, Handler has not apologized or deleted the tweet.
Handler is the newest in a line of liberal commentators to have come beneath hearth for a joke deemed “homophobic.”
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Final month, HBO’s Invoice Maher chided Graham for his protection of Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Final 12 months CBS’s “Late Present” host Stephen Colbert got here beneath hearth as properly over a joke seen as crude.
He later apologized and mentioned he would “change a number of phrases that had been cruder than they wanted to be.”
“Now, I’m not going to repeat the phrase,” he mentioned. “However I simply wish to say, for the report, life is brief, and anybody who expresses their love for an additional individual, in their very own means, is, to me, an American hero. And I believe we will all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that — nothing else however that.”