Comedian Chelsea Handler is under fire on social media for a series of homophobic jokes.
Commenting on Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions, Handler tweeted her thoughts.
She posted: ‘Jeff Sessions is definitely a bottom.’
The tweet attracted just under 2,000 replies (at the time of writing) and a lot of them weren’t happy.
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One Twitter user replied: ‘Please delete this and learn why it’s offensive.’
Then another responded: ‘Oooh the specter of gay sex as an insult! Yes please continue the tradition of gays being the world’s punching bag.’
Chelsea Handler: ‘I’m a bottom, and I’m proud of it’
In response to the backlash, Handler quote-tweeted a reply to her original tweet.
The reply read: ‘So the joke is he’s shit because he’s a bottom. Because gay men who are bottoms are inferior. Funny. So many ways to make fun of Jeff Sessions and you went with this. Dude, this just sucks.’
So Handler quote-tweeted: ‘I’m a bottom, and I’m proud of it.’
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is also under fire at the moment for making a similar joke on Twitter.
In response to a tirade from Fox New host Sean Hannity, Kimmel tweeted: ‘Don’t worry – just keep tweeting – you’ll get back on top! (or does Trump prefer you on bottom?) Either way, keep your chin up big fella..XO’
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