Published On: Fri, Oct 12th, 2018

Chelsea Handler Slammed For ‘Homophobic’ Tweet About Republicans, National Coming Out Day

chelsea handler made a homophobic tweet

Comedian Chelsea Handler is facing criticism for a tweet Thursday that many are calling homophobic, Yahoo News is reporting.

Thursday, October 11 was National Coming Out Day, which encourages LGBTQ individuals to come out of the closet if they are ready (National Coming Out Day occurs during LGBTQ History Month, which is October). To mark the occasion, Handler took to Twitter to make a joke about Republicans and what she sees as the party’s institutionalized homophobia. She also named names.

“If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC”

It’s unclear why she suggested that the South Carolina Senator might be closeted. Graham’s record on LGBTQ issues is, according to Human Rights Campaign, one of outright hostility to the cause. He has, for example, compared same-sex marriage to polygamy; he’s opposed to protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination; and opposes allowing LGBTQ individuals to adopt.

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Chelsea Handler Slammed For ‘Homophobic’ Tweet About Republicans, National Coming Out Day