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.
Holy, fuck fuck. I just the video of trumps bipartisan “meeting” yesterday. 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?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 11, 2018
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.
Most fascinating meeting I’ve been involved with in twenty plus years in politics.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 9, 2018
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.
Just reported this explicitly anti-gay tweet. Odds on twitter doing something? Less than zero. If a conservative said this they would be suspended immediately. https://t.co/DqBodymPV8
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) January 11, 2018
As did Washington Examiner writer Devin Sena
Keep being a voice for the Democrats while you use homosexuality as an insult. The @GOP will gladly take the LGBT votes.
— Devin Sena (@DevinSenaUI) January 11, 2018
And Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson.
Why does the left still think vile misogyny and homophobia is still acceptable, so long as it's aimed at conservatives? https://t.co/PhSKnpsdHN
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 11, 2018
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.
This woman’s language and fantasy life is a sad one. She’s all used up – in every way. Most mature people don’t care what other adults do in private, but if private knowledge is used to cause pain or humiliation we avoid the abusers. That means you, Chelsea, the “over-handled.”
— Lana Tober (@ToberLana) January 11, 2018
Shameful she can’t express herself more thoughtfully or more articulate.
— Colleen Moreno (@ColleenMoreno15) January 11, 2018
Handler has not yet responded to criticism about Wednesday’s tweet.