Bill Maher Just Proved He Is A Sexist Pig

by
Fatimah Mazhar
July 18, 2014: Turns out, Bill Maher isn’t just anti-religion; he is also a closet sexist.

Bill Maher just made a very wrong move and no, it’s not about insulting religions of the world or anything.

The host of HBO's political talk show "Real Time With Bill Maher" posted a tweet about the militant group Hamas soon after the Israeli military launched a new ground operation into the most densely populated part of the Gaza Strip, home to nearly 2 million Palestinians.

While Maher’s take on the extremist organization was understandable, the analogy which he chose to describe Hamas turned out to be incredibly sexist.

Subsequently, outrage ensued.

People bashed the comedian for being an “ill-informed” and “ignorant a**hole” who “managed to support domestic violence and the Gaza slaughter in the same tweet.”

The irony in Maher’s tweet is unmistakable because he is the same person who slammed Muslim extremists over treatment of women not two months ago, following the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terrorist group Boko Haram.

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Following are some more tweets from the backlash:

The Washington Post blogger Max Fisher also tweeted his reaction:

Sure, people are entitled to their opinion and can say or tweet whatever it is they want to. But pseudo-liberal commentators like Maher have some sort of responsibility towards their audiences. They shouldn’t even attempt to imply through a crazy analogy that a “crazy woman” deserves to be beaten.

It’s a well-known fact that Maher hates religion. People have continued loving him despite his extreme anti-faith rhetoric. However this time around, it seems, he has crossed a line that even the staunchest of his supporters won’t approve of.

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