We’re not completely sure, but it seems like Sarah Silverman is suggesting that being gay in the U.S. nowadays is a lot like being a slave back in the 1860s.

And a Republican politician like Mitt Romney, in Silverman’s view, is apparently a lot like Confederate leader Jefferson Davis.

Some Twitter users agreed with Silverman’s point, whatever it is:

https://twitter.com/GoGoGroove/status/214563963034271744

https://twitter.com/SquierPlay/status/214562280552136704

Others thought the comparison was completely absurd:

And still others used her tweet as an excuse to comment on Silverman’s oft-discussed body parts: