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Lindsey Graham Dishes Out Brutal Career Advice for Chelsea Handler

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Comedians aren’t what they used to be. At least, that is what many have been saying on social media in light of “comedy” such as seen delivered by people like Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Kimmel, Wanda Sykes, and Stephen Colbert.

And while the the public has been calling them out on being politically-divisive instead of funny, someone else has now jumped into the arena to hit back at them. And this call-out really packs a punch.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham was confronted by TMZ about a tweet posted by comedian Chelsea Handler that referenced him. Her National Coming Out Day tweet specifically mentioned Graham and implied he was a closeted gay man.

Such a thing would be considered “gay-shaming” or “homophobic” were the situation reversed. But apparently by leftist standards, it is A-Okay.

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Graham’s response was reasonable and level, despite this obvious intended smear.

People magazine wrote that the interaction with TMZ took place in the Reagan National Airport. He told the cameraman, “It’s a free country; she can say what she wants to say, I don’t care.”

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He added, “I don’t think much about what she says at all. She wants to live her life that way, it’s up to her.”

Graham was asked about the “homophobic” nature of her tweet, and offered a powerful insight that Handler might want to take to heart. It came right after he addressed her attempted attack on his sexuality.

“Number one, she knows zero about me. To the extent that it matters, I’m not gay.”

“And these comments… I don’t think they reflect well on her and I don’t know how it makes us a better country, but it’s up to her, not me.”

He’s looking at you, Chelsea Handler. Are you listening? If you don’t care about healing a divided country, do you at least care about real comedy?

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Fox News noted that many social media users weren’t impressed with her “comedy,” either. “Many on social media were not amused and derided Handler’s joke as homophobic, tired, and lazy.”

And they are right. A quick search of Twitter revealed many users who called Handler out for her tweet.

Given the fact that the left seems to be reaching critical mass in terms of hate for the right and midterm elections are quickly approaching, it may seem unlikely that Handler will pay any heed to Graham’s words of wisdom. Some might say it is equally unlikely she will try to focus on real comedy.

In the meantime, Sen. Graham is among those in congress, who as of late, seem to have gotten a fire in their belly and steel plating implanted on their spine. There are many on the right who appreciate this new fire.

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