July 22, 2019 at 2:48 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Patti LuPone slammed for telling Lindsey Graham to come out
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Performer Patti LuPone (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Broadway star Patti Lupone came under fire after she told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to “come out” on Twitter.

Graham supported Donald Trump after the president made comments telling four congresswomen of color to “go home.” Trump also stood in silence while a crowd of people at his rally chanted “send her back,” referring to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

LuPone tweeted that Graham is a “disgrace” and should just “come out.”

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

The tweet was considered to be homophobic by some users while others defended the comment.

Comedian Chelsea Handler also accused Graham of being in the closet with a tweet back in October. She was also slammed by people who thought the joke was homophobic.

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

Graham responded to Handler’s joke by telling TMZ, “Number one, she knows zero about me. To the extent that it matters, I’m not gay.”

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