Sarah Silverman Defends “Jesus Was Gender Fluid” Christmas Tweet
Sarah Silverman is defending her controversial “Jesus was gender fluid” tweet from Christmas day.
As Gossip Cop reported, Silverman was one of countless celebrities who took to social media to send holiday well-wishes to followers. On Friday morning, the comedienne tweeted, “MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jesus was gender fluid!” She included several heart emojis.
And while the message has since been “liked” more than 3,000 times, it didn’t sit well with a number of people. In fact, Silverman received a number of hateful tweets in response, including some that were anti-Semitic. She responded politely to a couple, but over the last few days, generally went about her normal social media business.
But the backlash has apparently continued, leading Silverman to post a formal response on Twitter on Tuesday night. She prefaced her explanation, “I prefer not to respond to nonsense but here (re Jesus being gender fluid tweet, which I still love).” The tweet was accompanied by a typed response in the star’s iPhone notes.
It reads, “I was in Wales w my boyfriend [Michael Sheen] and his family. I was sitting in the car on the way to Christmas at his sister’s and figured I’d sent out a Christmas tweet. Decided to add on a word from our collective vocabulary since, to me, it’s funny, beautiful, and true in that He is all of us.”
Silverman continues, “The absolute best is when the (adorable) haters write ‘I’d like to see you make fun of Jews!’ Um, hi, have we met??” The actress, of course, is referring to her comedy acts, which do often poke fun at her religion and ethnicity.
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