Patti LuPone Tells Lindsey Graham to “Bite the Bullet and Come Out”

Broadway legend Patti LuPone went after Senator Lindsey Graham on social media, telling him to “bite the bullet and come out” – a move that garnered both support and criticism.

President Donald Trump came under fire after telling “’Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” to “go back” to “the totally broken and crime infested places from which they come” instead of criticizing the United States on Twitter. While he didn’t name names, it’s been concluded that he was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.

Graham declined to condemn these statements, which many labelled racist, and instead further condemned the group of women.

“[W]e all know that [Cortez] and this group are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country,” he said during an appearance on “Fox and Friends.” “They’re calling the guards along our border, the border patrol agents, ‘concentration camp guards.’ They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America.”

LuPone responded his comments in a tweet calling him a “disgrace” and telling him that coming out might bring him to his senses.

LuPone received a mixed bag of reactions on Twitter, with some people calling her comments “offensive” and “homophobic.”

However, others supported LuPone’s message, contending that those calling it homophobic were mistaken.

LuPone has long been viewed as a gay icon and has long supported the LGBTQ community. The actress, who appeared in the second season of queer FX drama Pose, received the Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2014. More recently, she tweeted her support for gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe.