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Chelsea Handler Under Fire for 'Anti-Gay' Lindsey Graham Tweet

Friday Jan 12, 2018
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Comedian Chelsea Handler is coming under fire (by a select few) for a tweet she made about Republican Senator Lindsey Graham that some deem to be anti-gay.

Her tweet came in response to Graham's January 9 tweet, which was about his participation in a Trump administration meeting on immigration reform.

"Most fascinating meeting I've been involved with in twenty plus years in politics," he wrote. "I very much appreciate @POTUS @realDonaldTrump attitude, demeanor, and desire to get something done that will make our nation more secure - while being fair to the #Dreamers."

Handler wasn't having it and fired off her own tweet the next day.

"Holy, fuck fuck. I just the video of trumps bipartisan 'meeting' yesterday," she wrote. "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?"

Graham has long stood against LGBTQ equality, having defend the Defense of Marriage Act. Though rumors of being gay have plagued the South Carolina senator, he denied speculation in a 2010 New York Times article.

"Like maybe I'm having a clandestine affair with Ricky Martin," he said at the time. "I know it's really gonna upset a lot of gay men - I'm sure hundreds of 'em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge - but I ain't available. I ain't gay. Sorry."

For her part, Handler has been an LGBTQ rights supporter, having hosted the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2009.

After her tweet, Handler faced a backlash from mostly (ultra) conservatives, who felt the need to defend gay people and outlets, Entertainment Weekly points out.

Fox News, for instance, published a story with the headline "LGBTQ groups silent after Chelsea Handler's homophobic tweet to Lindsey Graham."

Find some of the Twitter responses to Handler's message below.

Neither Handler nor Graham have commented on the tweet.

[H/T Variety]


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