Comedienne defends Jesus tweet

American actress and stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman took to twitter to defend a Christmas Day tweet which received a series of backlash against the artiste.

 

American actress and stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman took to twitter to defend a Christmas Day tweet which received a series of backlash against the artiste.

On Christmas Day, while spending the holiday with boyfriend, Michael Cheen, Silverman tweeted, “MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jesus was gender fluid!” and added five heart emojis.

The tweet got a wide spread response from followers and others. While some thought the tweet was funny and laughed it off, others felt offended by what Silverman wrote.

In response to them, Silverman tweeted a screenshot of a note typed on her iPhone, however, prefacing it with the tweet, “I prefer not to respond to nonsense but here (re Jesus being gender fluid tweet, which I still love)."

The note explained,

"I was in Wales w my boyfriend 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. The absolute best is when the (adorable) haters write 'I'd like to see you make fun of Jews!' Um, hi, have we met??"

Silverman does not seem fazed bout the backlash and outraged responses to her tweet as she tweeted in defense of her Jesus statement in a Christmas Day tweet.

The comedienne is known for addressing social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, and religion, having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion.

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