The 42-year-old comedian is under fire for sending a tweet regarding Senator Lindsey Graham that many found to be “homophobic.” Many from the conservative corner of the Internet are also pointing to a double standard — arguing that if someone from the right were to say the same thing, they’d be torn apart.
So, on Wednesday night, Chelsea tweeted in response to seeing video footage from Graham’s recent meeting with Donald Trump:
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
Ch-ch-check out the responses to the message some are calling “explicitly anti-gay” (below)!
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
How is @ChelseaHandler telling people to be ‘inspiring and supportive’ on social media and then calling a senator a ‘d*** sucking’ closeted gay man (on social media) hypocritical? Gee, I don’t know… — Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) January 11, 2018
Is Lindsey Graham’s sexuality any of your business AT ALL? If he is, is gay shaming now okay if the person is a Republican? Seriously. Explain the rules here. — Andrea Ruth💞 (@AndreaNRuth) January 11, 2018