After left-wing “comedian” Chelsea Handler made comments on social media recently, implying Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is a closeted homosexual, the silence from LGBTQ groups says a lot.
Had a conservative made similar remarks about a Democrat, the response would be much different, and the offending conservative would be facing overwhelming cries to hide in disgrace.
Handler, who has increasingly lost her grip on reality following the election of President Trump, is no stranger to making unhinged comments, has faced backlash for her comments from conservative viewers and pundits.
The accusations against Graham, who is frequently mocked by both liberals and conservatives for his effeminate voice an mannerisms, stem from a 2010 allegation, which the Senator denies.
From Fox News
LGBTQ groups are oddly silent regarding a tweet sent by former comedian Chelsea Handler on Wednesday that implied Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is a closeted gay man who’s appeasing President Trump instead of coming out of the closet.
GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, National LGBTQ Task Force and a variety of other gay rights organizations have either ignored or declined to comment on Handler’s tweet when reached by Fox News.
On Tuesday, Trump allowed cameras into a lengthy bipartisan immigration meeting with lawmakers. The former Netflix talk show host-turned-self-described activist apparently didn’t like what she heard from Graham, R-S.C., who participated in the meeting, and voiced her opinion to her more than 8 million followers.
“Holy, f–k f–k. I just [saw] the video of trumps bipartisan ‘meeting’ yesterday,” Handler tweeted. “Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what kind of d–k sucking video do they have on you for you 2 be acting like this? Wouldn’t coming out be more honorable?”
None of the LGBTQ groups mentioned have condemned Handler’s comment on their Twitter feeds, either. However, GLAAD has been quick to condemn conservatives who make similar statements. Back in 2013 the organization called for A&E to take action when “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson made derogatory comments about homosexuality.
Last summer, GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program director Nick Adams responded to an episode of “Survivor” immediately after the show aired when an episode featured contestant Zeke Smith being outed as transgender by fellow competitor Jeff Varner.
“It is dangerous and unacceptable to out a transgender person,” Adams said at the time.
Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian tweeted, “Apparently homophobic slurs are ok as long as they’re against a Republican.”
Fox News contributor Harlan Hill wrote, “If a Republican said something like this, they’d be burning down the RNC.”
Gay rights groups aren’t the only ones staying silent when it comes to Handler, as Twitter declined to comment when asked if the tweet violated the company’s guidelines. Twitter’s website states that users “may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.”