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Chelsea Handler takes unwise jab at GOP for ‘national coming out day,’ manages to enrage just about everyone

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Chelsea Handler earned a scathing takedown in a failed nod to the LGBT community on National Coming Out Day.

The comedian’s tweet about a Republican Senator on Thursday unleashed a torrent of backlash for her  “homophobic” and hateful attempt at a joke.

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Handler acknowledged #NationalComingOutDay with a tweet slamming South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

The 43-year-old comedian’s joke failed to elicit the reaction she hoped for, drawing a flood of bipartisan criticism online instead.

Handler has taken this road before, calling out Graham earlier this year in a vulgar tweet that earned her a solid rebuke on Twitter.

“Holy, f*ck f*ck. I just the video of trumps bipartisan “meeting” yesterday. Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what kind of d*ck sucking video do they have on you for you 2 be acting like this? Wouldn’t coming out be more honorable?” she tweeted in January.

Handler has continued her disgusting attacks while calling herself a champion of LGBT rights, and has flung some equally denigrating insults at other women, calling White House press secretary Sarah Sanders a “harlot” and mocking First Lady Melania Trump’s attempts to address opioid abuse.

“Melania to host a discussion on opioid abuse,” Handler tweeted last year. “She says unless you have to have sex with Donald Trump, you have no excuse to be on drugs.”

While the comedian has not typically apologized or removed offensive tweets, Twitter users nevertheless have condemned her unfunny remarks in the past, and continued to do so following Thursday’s jab at Graham.

Frieda Powers


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