Actor and frequent Saturday Night Live Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin took aim at Senator Lindsey Graham on Twitter. In a Tweet, he called the South Carolina Senator “Trump’s fluffer.”
Baldwin wrote on Twitter, “How is it that God -fearing Americans from South Carolina believe that
@LindseyGrahamSC , who is nothing more than Trump’s fluffer, passes as worthy of a seat in the US Senate?”
How is it that God -fearing Americans from South Carolina believe that @LindseyGrahamSC , who is nothing more than Trump’s fluffer, passes as worthy of a seat in the US Senate?
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 1, 2019
A fluffer is a person in the adult entertainment industry whose job is to get male performers ready to perform.
Baldwin was heavily criticized for attacking Graham with many calling out his language and claiming Baldwin was being homophobic.
You….are an idiot.
— Pace (@realpace80) May 2, 2019
As usual resorting to your homophobia.
— Suesie Farr (@SuesieFarr) May 1, 2019
You are a waste of airspace
— carolyn (@cmkinney327) May 2, 2019
How is it that Alec Baldwin gets to smear Lindsey Graham with a gay slur
— Susan K (@SusanK21) May 2, 2019
Others were happy to pile on, and added to the vile being thrown at Senator Graham:
When being a Lindsay Graham, it is important to know who to fluff. This particular Lindsay Graham is exceptionally skilled at strategic fluffing.
— 3ast0akTransplant (@EastoakDK) May 2, 2019
— Seadog (@blutodog) May 1, 2019
Fluffed lmao, you’re my favorite AB..
— Perv Griffin (@PervGriffin) May 1, 2019
— Yvette Nipar (@YvetteNipar) May 2, 2019
Baldwin appeared to target Lindsey Graham due to the Senator’s comments regarding the recent Mueller report.
On Wednesday, the Senator defended President Trump from claims and allegations of collusion with the Russian government. This came after the Senator read quotes from former FBI agent Peter Strozk’s text exchange with his lover in where he claimed he would do what he could to keep Trump from ascending to the oval office.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 1, 2019
On the matter of the Mueller Report, which was charged with investigating possible collusion and Russian interference, Graham stated “I appreciate very much what Mr. Mueller did for the country. I have read most of the report. For me, it is over.”
This isn’t the first time that Hollywood has used homophobic language and insinuation against the Senator.
At the beginning of the year, Captain America actor Chris Evans referred to Senator Graham as “Smithers” the famous closeted character from the Simpsons.
Former Hellboy Ron Perlman also used similar homophobic language against Senator Graham. Last November, in a now-deleted Tweet, the actor openly stated that Senator Graham needed to perform oral sex in order to become the Attorney General of the United States after then AG Jeff Sessions stepped down.
Kathy Griffin also when after Graham by calling him “Miss.” It’s a slur used against gay men to claim that they are more woman than man due to their sexuality:
Oh lookee lookee here. Miss Lindsey Graham doesn’t have the balls to speak up today does she? #KavanaughHearings
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 27, 2018
Comedian Rosie O’Donnell also used homophobic language to go after Grahm during the Kavanaugh Confirmation hearings calling him a “closeted idiot”.
What do you make of Alec Baldwin’s attack on Lindsey Graham? Do you believe he was being homophobic?