During a recent segment of his show, HBO host Bill Maher blasts “cancel culture” at the “woke Olympics.”
“Remember when your teacher used to try to scare you, they’d say, ‘You know, this is going to go down on your permanent record?’ No longer an empty threat now. This is called a purge. It’s a mentality that belongs in Stalin’s Russia. 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?” Maher asked.
“That is not a conservative position, my friends,” he continued. “My politics have not changed. But I am reacting to politics that have. And 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. The Associated Press is a real news organization, yeah? So why am I reading this headline: ‘Olympic surfing exposes whitewashed Native Hawaiian Roots.’ Yeah, the Olympics added surfing this year. Good. Surfers deserve to be recognized as athletes. I’m sorry, what I meant to say is no, that’s cultural appropriation.”