Scott Morefield | Reporter

Comedian Chelsea Handler used the occasion of “National Coming Out Day” on Thursday to imply that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is a closeted homosexual.

If youre wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, its probably because its #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC

— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018

“If youre wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, its probably because its #NationalComingOutDay,” Handler wrote in the Thursday afternoon tweet. “Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC.”

Graham has become a conservative hero of late, particularly after his impassioned and staunch defense of Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, but the South Carolina senators notoriety has also made him a target of the left. (RELATED: PROTESTERS CHASE GRAHAM TO HIS CAR SAYING THEY WILL REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE — LINDSEY RESPONDS)

Handlers attempt at humor, however, fell flat for many on Twitter, regardless of politics:

Isnt this homophobic?

— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) October 12, 2018

honey do your joke writers secretly hate you what is going on

— Ryan OConnell (@ryanoconn) October 11, 2018

yes “the Republicans are gay” is definitely the best we can do

— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) October 11, 2018

are you there, homophobia? its me, chelsea.

— Ira (@ira) October 11, 2018

girl come on

— Zach Stafford (@ZachStafford) October 11, 2018

Imagine using THIS day to insult and shame Lindsey Graham for being gay because you think hes in the closet, instead of encouraging and supporting LGBTQ people who may be struggling today to accept who they are. This joke literally is the antithesis of what today is about.

— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) October 11, 2018

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