“Expected better” from Bill Maher? Oh man, this one must be a doozy.
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks are still dominating the news, but hyper-liberal “Real Time” host Bill Maher apparently isn’t among those calling for Sterling to get the boot. Here’s his take on the matter:
Sterling def. a racist,but take away his team? Clippers shldn't have played yesterday? Calm down,being an asshole is still legal in America
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) April 28, 2014
Unsurprisingly, Maher’s musings didn’t go over terribly well with a lot of people:
@billmaher white overseers telling us how to react again. Thnx Bill
— Contrl the narrative (@_bigchee) April 28, 2014
@billmaher Says the white man.
— the real chris beck (@SubBeck) April 28, 2014
@billmaher No. I strongly disagree. He needs to step down or be let go. No room for that kind of bigotry in today's society.
— EL (@ELgeeker) April 28, 2014
— Jed Trueman (@bigjed33) April 28, 2014
@billmaher bad tweet dude, read it again and pull it
— Bus (@BusarelloBus) April 28, 2014
@billmaher can't agree with you on this one Bill. He bought into an NBA "franchise", there are rules of conduct, and he needs to go away.
— Daniel VanDurmen (@TheAgeOfAnalog) April 28, 2014
@billmaher ABC firing you for bullshit reasons, doesn't give this asshole a pass.
— Beelzebud (@Beelzebudz) April 28, 2014
fuck bill maher. idgaf he likes black women. he's so offensive, constantly. he hides behind liberalism but he's a racist turd too.
— Nino, as usual. (@Kishmishiani) April 28, 2014
@billmaher sorry Bill. He may be your buddy but that type of of bigotry has to be publicly and loudly denounced. No joke here.
— Michael Stanton (@michaelstanton1) April 28, 2014
@billmaher you're wrong here.
— Fausto (@faustolozada) April 28, 2014
@billmaher usually agree with you. Not this time. Stay in your lane.
— skdixon (@sdixon3171) April 28, 2014
Racist, misogynist pig Bill Maher says we're all being too hard on Don Sterling, surprising absolutely no one.
— Haughty Moderate (@abradacabla) April 28, 2014
“@billmaher: Sterling def. a racist,but take away his team? Calm down,being an asshole is still legal in America” fuck you
— alex (@SKRollins) April 28, 2014
But others think Maher has a point, with many shocked to find themselves agreeing with him:
I just favorited a Bill Maher tweet. Ducks my head in shame
— CM (@bulldogfan26) April 28, 2014
I actually agree with Bill Maher on something. Holy mackerel.
— Tony Mazur (@TonyMazur) April 28, 2014
Cue the theme from “The Twilight Zone.”
Bill Maher is right. Sterling is an utterly disgusting human being, but that doesn’t mean he should be lynched. http://t.co/Mou0SHfnbW
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) April 28, 2014
@billmaher I agree
— Doe aka Pretty One (@dorey35) April 28, 2014
@billmaher Thank you for injecting some sensibility into this.
— David Morgan (@David_Morgan1) April 28, 2014
@billmaher nailed it right on the head, he's an old racist prick. Not the first or last.
— The Kitchen Sinc (@DirtySinc) April 28, 2014
@billmaher I agree, Bill.
— Rick Martinsen (@flickguy123) April 28, 2014
@billmaher I have to say I agree with you. hopefully that won't happen again.
— Captain Awesome (@CaptinAwesum) April 28, 2014
Maher, I think you're so wrong on so many things but ur absolutely right here. Good call
— BrothaMan (@LumberJackin10) April 28, 2014
Regardless of what you think about Maher’s opinion on Sterling, this much is certain:
— Keep Calm and Carry (@johnnyfriegas) April 28, 2014
@billmaher …you prove that point quite often
— Russ (@rclilly1225) April 28, 2014