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.”
Lindsey Graham you are a disgrace. On a personal note, why don’t you just bite the bullet and come out. You might just come to your senses.
— Patti LuPone (@PattiLuPone) July 18, 2019
The tweet was considered to be homophobic by some users while others defended the comment.
The double standards at play here. Imagine a conservative tweeting this at Anderson Cooper. It would be national news.
— Dave (@SpannerDave) July 18, 2019
Don’t use us as a weapon, Patti.
— Tryx™️🌪 (@Tryxt3rocks) July 19, 2019
Ya know the twisted comment about his #sexuality is so F’ed up! If a conservative said that to anyone you’d flip! I’m lost in my own country! You’re all crazy! #Independents are the only normal level headed thinkers left! Don’t #Shame anyone into #ComingOut!
— Christie (@ChristieMLeto) July 19, 2019
Wow! Patti LuPone is homophobic! Who knew?
— Kevin (@razorchild63) July 18, 2019
Hilariously, most of the responses come from upset conservatives about how intolerant Patti is being. And y’all need to understand what homophobic means.. she’s not criticizing him b/c he’s gay, she criticizing him b/c he’s secretly gay. There’s a difference. Ask @aaronschock!
— David Bannister Jr. (@dbannisterjr) July 19, 2019
Y’all need to back up off Ms. Patti. This isn’t homophobic. Everyone knows that Lindsey Graham is gay, he even has a code name on Capitol Hill. I have no beef with that. What I do have a problem with, is his bad policies that hurt Americans. DRAG HIM PATTI! DRAG HIM!
— F.E. Feeley Jr (@fefeeleyjr) July 18, 2019
Brava Miss Patti. Drag that queen
— Scott Smith (@SmithSsmith03) July 18, 2019
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.”
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018
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.”
Published at Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:48:08 +0000