October 12, 2018 at 1:16 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Chelsea Handler criticized for ‘homophobic’ National Coming Out Day tweet
Chelsea Handler, gay news, Washington Blade

Chelsea Handler (Photo courtesy Live Nation)

Chelsea Handler is facing backlash for a controversial tweet hinting that Senator Lindsey Graham is closeted. The tweet was posted on Thursday for National Coming Out Day.

“If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC,” Handler tweeted.

The tweet offended many people who didn’t see the humor in being gay or using National Coming Out Day as part of the joke.

Handler has not yet commented on the backlash.

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