Chelsea Handler Slammed For “Anti-Gay” Tweet Against Lindsey Graham

"Apparently homophobic slurs are okay as long as they’re against a Republican."

Chelsea Handler is in hot water for a tweet claiming notoriously conservative South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is gay. She went on add that the never-married 62-year-old was being blackmailed by the Trump administration with an incriminating “dick sucking video.

Handler’s comment was in response to Graham praising Trump’s work on immigration reform. “I’ve been doing this for ten years—I don’t think I’ve seen a better chance to get this done than I do right now, because of you,” he told the president at a meeting about DACA.

Graham is notoriously homophobic, and backed the Defense of Marriage Act. But on Twitter, conservatives vilified Handler for what they perceived as a homophobic comment.

“Apparently homophobic slurs are okay as long as they’re against a Republican,” wrote Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian.

Former Log Cabin Republicans director Chris Barron addressed the apparent double standard, as well.

As did Washington Examiner writer Devin Sena

And Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson.

Wow, who knew the alt-right was so vigilant about anti-LGBT abuse on social media?

These ladies were just rankled at the vulgarity in Handler’s tweet.

Handler has not yet responded to criticism about Wednesday’s tweet.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.