Conservatives are fuming after Will & Grace made a joke about Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham having “sexual tension” last week. The Will & Grace joke happened when Eric McCormack’s character, Will, and Megan Mullaly’s Karen were looking at a computer screen to spy on Karen’s household staff when Will noticed a “smoldering look” between two male employees.
“I think they’re in love. That’s sexual tension. It’s the same look Lindsey Graham gives John McCain,” Will said.
“It’s quite remarkable that Hollywood lectures the rest of the country to be more tolerant, yet they continue to make bigoted jokes at the expense of conservatives,” Mediaite columnist Joseph Wulfsohn said, adding “a shame” that NBC allowed a “once-great sitcom” to become an “unfunny, overly-political parody of itself.”
Media Research Center contributing writer Amelia Hamilton wrote, “Will & Grace is kind of obsessed with saying that Republicans are secretly gay.”
“Will & Grace is a reboot of the original show and maybe all they’ve got is reboots of old jokes,” Hamilton wrote. “This show is so embarrassing to watch.”
Conservative commentator Britt McHenry told Fox News the joke is “in incredibly bad taste” because NBC should leave McCain alone and “find better material” instead of picking on someone who spent his entire life serving this country.
“It’s one thing to make a joke about a ‘bromance,’ but to go this far, in my opinion, crosses a line of decency,” McHenry said. “McCain spent a lifetime serving this country—quite literally almost giving up his life to serve. Now, as he fights brain cancer, the least we can do is show him some respect.”