Handler, 43, tweeted about South Carolina senator — who is understood for his conservative, Republican views — on Thursday, which was Nationwide Coming Out Day.
“If you happen to’re questioning why Republicans took a sick day at the moment, it’s in all probability as a result of it’s #NationalComingOutDay,” she wrote. “Taking a look at you @LindseyGrahamSC”
Sooner or later after the comic’s tweet, Graham, 63, responded to her feedback, saying they didn’t replicate nicely on her.
“It’s a free nation; she will be able to say what she needs to say, I don’t care,” he informed a TMZ cameraman within the Reagan Nationwide Airport on Friday. “I don’t suppose a lot about what she says in any respect. She needs to stay her life that approach, it’s as much as her.”
When requested if he thought Handler was evaluating “homosexuality to being evil,” or being homophobic as some had criticized her for being for making a joke about somebody being homosexual, Graham identified he was not homosexual.
“Primary, she is aware of zero about me. To the extent that it issues, I’m not homosexual,” he defined. “And these feedback… I don’t suppose they replicate nicely on her and I don’t know the way it makes us a greater nation, but it surely’s as much as her, not me.”
He additionally defined that making enjoyable of others for the sake of comedy was unacceptable within the present period.
“I believe we’re transferring on from that,” he stated. “Belittling folks is just not as humorous because it was once, and that’s a great factor.”
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In response to Handler’s tweet, many customers commented that making enjoyable of the LGBTQ group was offensive, no matter joking intentions.
“Why is there such a gulf in understanding this reality: being homosexual is just not one thing to disgrace or embarrass somebody with,” one person wrote. “It’s staggering that, at this level, individuals who seem like our group’s allies nonetheless don’t get it.”
“So continuously dissatisfied by “allies” who flip LGBTQ identities into punchlines and sources of malevolent disgrace,” another person wrote. “Once more and many times.”
“I believe this ‘joke’ is dated and misguided and in addition hurtful,” added one other person.
Why is there such a gulf in understanding this reality: being homosexual is just not one thing to disgrace or embarrass somebody with.
It is staggering that, at this level, individuals who seem like our group’s allies nonetheless do not get it.
— Jean-Paul Bevilacqua (@jpbevi) October 11, 2018
Others shortly took to Handler’s protection, claiming that her intentions weren’t malicious.
“I don’t suppose she is making an attempt to disgrace him,” one person defined. “There isn’t a disgrace in being homosexual. There’s disgrace in hiding it although. He wants to return out and be proud. Not cover it as if it’s some illness. There’s no excuse to cover you’re homosexual in at the moment’s society, except you’re a homophobe.”
“Individuals must take a chill capsule,” added another person. “She does this for a residing. She will get locations full of homosexual folks and he or she makes jokes about them. I don’t suppose any of them obtained so ‘offended’ by these jokes earlier than as folks are actually.”
Individuals must take a chill capsule. She does this for a residing. She will get locations full of homosexual folks and he or she makes jokes about them. I don’t suppose any of them obtained so “offended” by these jokes earlier than as folks are actually.
— i’m SR (@iamsr89) October 12, 2018
This isn’t the primary time that Handler has attacked the senator on social media and stated he was homosexual.
This previous January, the previous speak present host implied that Graham was being blackmailed for his sexuality after President Donald Trump held a bipartisan assembly on immigration reform.
“Holy, f— f—. I simply the video of trumps bipartisan ‘assembly’ yesterday,” she wrote. “Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what sort of … video have they got on you for you 2 be performing like this? Wouldn’t popping out be extra honorable?”