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.
Handler acknowledged #NationalComingOutDay with a tweet slamming South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018
The 43-year-old comedian’s joke failed to elicit the reaction she hoped for, drawing a flood of bipartisan criticism online instead.
Chelsea Handler continues to be one of the worst “woke” comedians who loves making homophobic jokes https://t.co/TiZwRHpRx1
— Josh McLean’s Ghost (@RadioMcLean) October 11, 2018
Do better Chelsea. This kind of joke is tired.
— DoH (@DeeOhAytch) October 11, 2018
damn this joke sucks
— 9 V O L T (@9_volt_) October 11, 2018
No. This is not a good joke
— Mommy, a real person (@MommyIsAPerson) October 11, 2018
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.
are you there, homophobia? it’s me, chelsea. https://t.co/eGFNShpXEt
— Ira (@ira) October 11, 2018
homophobic jokes still arent cute chels
— Billy Pickett (@BillyPickett) October 11, 2018
Haha yeah being gay is embarassing what a cool joke to tell in 2018
— Fall Daniel (@ItsDanSheehan) October 11, 2018
These. Jokes. Aren’t. Funny.
— Daniel “the Devil’s cabana boy ?” Summers (@WFKARS) October 11, 2018
Insinuating that someone you dislike is gay is actually not pro-gay behavior.
— Kit Winter (@KitWinter) October 11, 2018
I would rather go see Lindsey Graham talk than see Chelsea, and I abhor Republicans.
— Introvert Gay (@introvertgay) October 11, 2018
Insinuating someone is gay on Twitter and making fun of the fact they are hiding because of that fact is not ok – even if the person is Lindsey Graham. There is plenty to take him to task, like literally anything he says or does
— Peter (@pjluntz) October 11, 2018
Making fun of someone based on the fact they are, or are perceived to be queer, is homophobic. Happy #NationalComingOutDay to you too.
— Feminazgûl (@jkyles10) October 11, 2018
Calling someone gay to insult them.
That’s so woke. https://t.co/O1FAypKXF1
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 11, 2018
When did it become “woke” to mock GOP senators with (inaccurate) claims that they’re gay? The hypocrisy here is sickening. https://t.co/Vy8LYOTbz3
— Brad Polumbo (@brad_polumbo) October 11, 2018
Ah yes, keep the gay jokes coming. With friends like this, who needs enemies. https://t.co/3JxfsJCtun
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) October 11, 2018
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