This past Friday, Bill Maher, the liberal show host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, went off on a tirade aimed at woke leftists about a recent event that detailed how “nothing is ever good enough for these people,” staying that the woke leftists were harming the Democratic Party.
Maher started his tirade shortly after reading a poll that showed that Latino voters tended to side more with the political right than the political left.
“I was reading also about Lin-Manuel Miranda this week, he of Hamilton fame, and, you know, he won a Pulitzer Prize for it. He’s got a new musical, ‘[In] the Heights,’ which is about Washington Heights,” Maher fumed. “His parents are Puerto Rican, came to this country from Puerto Rico. The book is by someone who’s half Puerto Rican. It got 96% Rotten Tomatoes. People loved it. Great reviews, for which he has apologized profusely. Why? Well, there is Latinx performers, one black lead, but no Afro-Latinx. The committee that makes note of everyone’s skin tone discovered this and then Lin-Manuel Miranda had to say, ‘I’m truly sorry, I’m learning from the feedback. I thank you for raising it. And I’m listening. I promise to do better in my future projects.’”
“This is what I was talking about with Nicki — please stop the apologizing. You’re the guy who made the founding fathers black and Hispanic. I don’t think you have to apologize to Twitter, for f*** sake. This is why people hate Democrats. It’s cringey,” Maher went on to say, adding later that people, previously, did not “grovel and apologize” any time some random person went and got themselves offended.
“He just wants to avoid the news cycle. I don’t blame him,” he went on. “You know, I understand this. But at some point, people are gonna have to stand up to these bullies because that’s what it is. It’s just bullying. It’s I can make you crawl like a dog and I enjoy it. I mean, he’s a Latino, making a Latino movie with a Latino cast. Not good enough. Nothing is ever good enough for these people. They’re like children. We don’t raise our children right and it’s reflected in the media. No one ever tells their children, ‘Shut the f*** up, sit down, listen to your elders, stop b****ing.’”
The video of the tirade was posted to Twitter in a tweet from Brent Baker. Watch it here:
“This is why people hate Democrats. It’s cringey” – @BillMaher re leftists denouncing @Lin_Manuel Miranda for lack of “Afro-LatinX” in his new film, #InTheHeightsMovie. #RealTime pic.twitter.com/0OI8sIQ9xg
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) June 19, 2021