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Comedian Sarah Silverman has never been one to hold her tongue, and this holiday season was no different. On Christmas Day, she provoked the ire of Twitter's conservative Christians by tweeting a joke about Jesus's gender identity.

It seems to be just part of her provocative sense of humor, but that's not stopping people from getting really up in arms about the comment.

Here's the tweet in question

There wasn't any context aside from this, but it was enough to get some really heated responses.

From calls to attack Islam to downright personal attacks, critics of Silverman voiced really strong opinions but no one really confronted what she may have meant by the tweet (which I'm still unsure about).

This certainly isn't the first time Sarah Silverman took a jab at religion

For starters, are people really surprised that someone with a comedy special titled Jesus Is Magic is making jokes about the son of God? I mean, c’mon. Poking holes in religion has been a huge part of her schtick for years now, and this isn’t even really that cutting.

Also, she made a video about campaigning for the sale of Vatican City in order to feed all the hungry people in the world. I don't think she's ever going to stop confronting Christianity and other religions in a bawdy way.

Honestly, as a provocative comedian, it's likely she was just trying to get a rise out of people, and all these responses proved she accomplished just that.

(Source: Twitter)


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