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.”
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018
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.
Let’s see the reactions:
It's not that they don't get it, they just don't care. To the left gays, women and minorities are numbers. The more they have the stronger they feel. If u are in one of those groups and don't tow the party line, watch how fast and how viciously u are attacked and discarded.
— Jason Heberlein (@JasonHeberlein) October 11, 2018
Total B.S. I’m a PROUD Republican & 100% support LGBTQ? as do many of my Republican friends. I also know many LGBTQ friends that are themselves Republican.
— Shelley Dupuis (@shelley_dupuis) October 11, 2018
— Kristina Abercrombie (@ifollowkristina) October 11, 2018
This is not helpful and you should stop doing it.
— Mike Rhone (@mikerhoneTM) October 11, 2018
You are a homophobe
— Skippy_LaRue (@Skippy_LaRue) October 11, 2018
— ?Dani of the Dead? (@danirat) October 11, 2018
I can’t stand Lindsey Graham but this tweet is not ok. For many reasons. First, using someone being gay as a way to shame or mock them is gross. Second, outing someone that you think is gay is terrible too so can you not? This is not being an ally.
— Vice is Done Playing Nice ✊? (@Staci_Vice) October 12, 2018
Once again a liberal shows their true bigoted colors
— Brian Craig (@BrianCraigShow) October 12, 2018
are you there, homophobia? it's me, chelsea. https://t.co/eGFNShpXEt
— Ira (@ira) October 11, 2018
Not sure homophobic insults are the cleverest means of attacking opponents…
— Joe Plant (@Joseph_Plant) October 11, 2018