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:
@SarahKSilverman. Great point!!! He's no Lincoln for sure.
— Donna Olsen (@donnaolsen) June 18, 2012
@SarahKSilverman I think he would have recognized what a tough job the slavemasters had and how hard they worked for their money.
— Jane Barton (@bollbar) June 18, 2012
“@SarahKSilverman: If Romney was pres in 1863 would he have freed the slaves in the face of fear&adversity?” free labor is key for business
— Brandon Wolf (@ibrandonwolf) June 18, 2012
Others thought the comparison was completely absurd:
@SarahKSilverman yeah gays are living in modern day slavery….dumbest thing I've read in a while
— Frank Riggs (@HardRightFrank) June 18, 2012
@SarahKSilverman gay Americans aren't slaves last time I heard , did Obama free the gays? An free them from
— Dad Bod (@stubbymcgee21) June 18, 2012
— squatchy squatch (@UtopiaForced) June 18, 2012
And still others used her tweet as an excuse to comment on Silverman’s oft-discussed body parts:
@SarahKSilverman show more side boob, or more front boob.
— Brian F (@brianflink) June 18, 2012
@SarahKSilverman You should play Abraham Lincoln and liberate that huge bush you sport in Take This Waltz
— kingdaddy (@kingdaddy) June 18, 2012