Chelsea Handler is under fire over a homophobic tweet she wrote… again.
Yesterday, on National Coming Out Day, Handler made a dig at Republicans by cracking a joke about Sen. Lindsey Graham‘s sexuality.
“If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay,” she wrote. “Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC.”
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018
Unfortunately for her, the joke bombed. Turns out people don’t find gay jokes as funny as they did back in 2007 when Handler was, ya know, relevant.
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
This isn’t fun for any of us, can you please log off
— Balboa Bones?? (@inane_kev) October 11, 2018
— ?Dani of the Dead? (@danirat) October 11, 2018
Aahh, nothing says high quality comedy than shaming someone for their alleged sexuality. Congrats on being so obnoxious that you managed to get bipartisan disgust in a world where bipartisan no longer exists. #deleteyouraccount
— Michael Lewis (@MichaelLewis73) October 12, 2018
You are a homophobe
— Skippy_LaRue (@Skippy_LaRue) October 11, 2018
Rethink this. pic.twitter.com/jeNT3o6Vts
— Marissa (@ohhimariss) October 11, 2018
I thought the Dems are the party of tolerance???? How dare you call out someone, accusing them of being GAY? You are a world-class hypocrite! You are the ring-master for protection of LGBTQ and now you wanna use being gay as an insult?
— ?? Lea ?? (@leastarice66) October 12, 2018
I agree with a lot of what you say Chelsea but I think you need to stop this. It’s like you are saying being gay is an embarassment. I know that’s not your intent, but it is playing that way.
— Karen Miller (@KarenMBMiller) October 11, 2018
— Spooky Michael ?? (@TrashByMichael) October 11, 2018
But this isn’t the first time the 43-year-old comedian has come until fire for attacking Graham’s sexuality.
In January, she tweeted that the 63-year-old is being blackmailed with a “dick sucking” video.
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
She really seems to have some sort of grudge against him.
Now, we totally get it. Lindsey Graham is not a good guy and certainly no ally to the LGBTQ community.
Not only did he oppose the repeal of DADT and gay-inclusive immigration reform, but he was also staunchly against gay marriage, calling it a road to polygamy.
But surely there are ways to criticize him that don’t involve cracking lame gay jokes about him?