Bill Maher was back with another Real Time episode on HBO Friday night, and once again he went after cancel culture, this time at the Olympics. He started with the news that the director of the opening ceremonies was fired hours before the show for making a Holocaust joke in 1998.
"Young people have to stop flattering themselves that they're Nostradamus and would have foreseen, had they been around then, everything that's unacceptable now," Maher complained. "And for further context Mel Brooks wrote one of the most successful musicals of all time around the song 'Springtime for Hitler.' Why do we allow the people who just want to bitch to always win?"
Days before that, the musical director for the opening ceremonies stepped down because of childhood bullying allegations. Maher cracked: "Remember when your teacher used to try and scare you by saying, 'This is going on your permanent record'? Yeah. No longer an empty threat now!"
“That was sarcasm!” Twice @BillMaher scolded his LA audience Friday night when they didn’t get his anti-left/anti-cancel culture comments re #Olympics. “Where did we get this crowd?” #RealTime pic.twitter.com/zgVhl4fKle— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) July 31, 2021
Finally Maher noted the creative director of the whole Olympics "got shit canned because he once made a fat joke in a private conversation. This is called a purge. It's a mentality that belongs in Stalin's Russia."
To be fair, when you were purged by Stalin, you were usually executed, not just fired.
Maher asked "How bad does this atmosphere we are living in have to get before people who say cancel culture is overblown admit that it is, in fact, an insanity that is swallowing up the world?" After the crowd applauded, Maher presumed it was for cancel culture, and said "Where did we get this crowd?" Usually, they clap in agreement with Maher on everything.
"That is not a conservative position, my friends. My politics have not changed," Maher insisted. "This is yet another example of how the woke invert the very thing that used to make the liberals liberal. Snitches and bitches? That's not being liberal."
PS: The leftists weren't thrilled by this routine. Bishop Talbert Swan of the Church of God in Christ, also an NAACP official, tweeted Maher was....a Grand Wizard of the KKK.
Bill Maher called himself ‘a house nigga,’ defended @IngrahamAngle, hosted @megynkelly to complain about Black ‘victimhood’ and @MrsSOsbourne to complain about cancel culture.— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) July 31, 2021
His Mayonnaise tears Tour continued with attacking ‘wokeness.’
He’s gone full on Grand Wizard.