Chelsea Handler Gets Slammed by All Sides for Using ‘National Coming Out Day’ to Target Republicans

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Comedian Chelsea Handler chose “National Coming Out Day” to take aim at Republicans and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on social media — people were not happy.

Handler wrote a controversial tweet, “If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOut Day. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC.”

The tweet on Thursday, annual LGBTQ awareness day, caused people to react by calling Handler’s message “homophobic.”

“This is not helpful and you should stop doing it,” one twitter user wrote.

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Let’s see the reactions:

The outspoken comedian targeted Graham, claiming he was secretly gay — leading to many negative comments toward Handler.

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  1. Yesterday in honor of National Coming Out Day I wore a T-shirt with a rainbow flag on it with the word Republican. Unsurprisingly at the LGBTQ Community Center I got some hate but I also got quite a bit of support even from people I know who vilified me last year for the same shirt.

  2. One of my friends from high school is a ‘Log Cabin’ Republican and he is quite unhappy with Handler’s approach.
    When he told me he was gay I was not surprised so that did not affect our friendship whatsoever.
    His dad almost disowned him, but got over it.
    He and his partner are successful, living in California, and he says it’s a shame that their votes practically don’t count out there. They have lost friends from the LGBTQ community because of their beliefs.
    It’s a crazy world we’re living in.

    • No one is going to argue the point that it’s a crazy world in which you have chose to live, Otis. . What beliefs do they have that would lose friends? Are they racist, bigoted, sexist beliefs? Those will also lose you friends in the heterosexual community.

  3. Do you see how it is done? Someone of your political party makes a stupid remark, you admit it is a stupid remark. Perhaps when you attract more celebrities, you will get the hang of it.

  4. I couldn’t give a rat’s ass whether someone was gay or not, completely indifferent, which means i’m not about to celebrate it either. That is true freedom and equality, when no one really cares enough either way to even give you a second thought. Your gayness is yours alone,…and whoever’s you share it with.

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