'I'm Just Saying': Actor Finds Other Celebs' Anti-Gay Tweets

Nick Cannon digs up missives from Chelsea Handler and others
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2018 4:45 PM CST
Actor Fires Back With Female Comedians' Anti-Gay Tweets
Rapper Nick Cannon gestures toward the camera during the NBA All-Star basketball Skills Challenge, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

With Kevin Hart out as Oscar host over his homophobic tweets, actor/rapper Nick Cannon has a question: What about Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, and Amy Schumer? TMZ reports that Cannon began Friday by tweeting something Handler posted in 2010: "This is what a f*g bird likes like when he flexes." Writes Cannon: "Interesting. I wonder if there was any backlash here..." Cannon also managed to dig up a choice Silverman tweet—"I dont mean this in a hateful way but the new bachelorette's a f****t"—and this winner from Schumer's Twitter feed: "Enjoy skyfall f*gs. I'm bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt." Cannon writes, "I'm just saying ... should we keep going???"

No word from the female comedians, but when a Twitter user said Cannon should check out his own tweets, he fired back: "Nope!! You know I've been saying f**ked up s**t since twitter started! I don’t play that politically correct bulls**t! F**k politics!! Only Truth!" And an earlier Cannon tweet may just back him up: "If your best joke includes 'gay' or 'f****t' you should be kicked off Twitter this ain't the 3rd grade! #notaninsult #lackofcreativity." E! Online notes that Cannon has sparked controversy before, leaving his host job at America's Got Talent in 2017 after saying NBC execs thought he'd "disparaged their brand" with racial jokes, and posting a pic of himself in whiteface in 2014: "It's even funny they're using this term 'whiteface,'" he said. "...I was doing a character impression. Blackface is about oppression." (More Oscars stories.)

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