Is Patti LuPone “Homophobic” for Telling Lindsey Graham to “Come Out”?

The Broadway legend came for the conservative senator on Twitter.

Don’t cry for Patti LuPone. The truth is she never cared what anyone thinks.

The Broadway legend criticized Lindsey Graham this week on Twitter after the notoriously conservative South Carolina senator defended Donald Trump’s dangerously racist comments about congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling them a “bunch of communists.”

“Lindsey Graham you are a disgrace,” LuPone tweeted. “On a personal note, why don’t you just bite the bullet and come out. You might just come to your senses.”

Many rushed to denounce the gay icon and her tweet as “homophobic,” claiming that the comment reflects a double standard among liberals regarding the LGBTQ community.

Some loyal fans, however, had LuPone’s back. “Drag that queen,” tweeted one follower.

The two-time Tony winner and longtime LGBTQ rights advocate made headlines in 2017 for an epic rant against Trump, calling him “certifiably insane” and a “motherfucking asshole.”

Graham, a 64-year-old “confirmed bachelor,” was also one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s most passionate defenders during the United States Senate Judiciary Committee hearings regarding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations.

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Graham responded last year to a tweet by Chelsea Handler that many also criticized as homophobic. Handler wrote, “If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC.” The comedian was also slammed for another seemingly homophobic tweet suggesting Graham was being blackmailed with a “dick sucking” video.

Rosie O’Donnell likewise tweeted last year that the Republican senator was a “closeted idiot.”

While Graham has repeatedly denied he is gay, some sites have reported his sexual orientation is an “open secret” in D.C. circles.

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