Lashing out at the Supreme Court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act, Bill Maher mocked Justice Antonin Scalia as being “more racist” than disgraced cooking show host Paula Deen.
During a discussion on his HBO show Real Time, Maher commented on a quote from Scalia when he said it’s difficult to remove “racial entitlements” through the normal political process.
“Just the fact that he talks about black people voting as an entitlement, that is so much more racist than anything Paula Deen ever said,” Maher declared.
The comedian even defended Deen in light of the recent controversy regarding her use of the “N word,” saying the punishment didn’t fit the crime.
“We have replaced having a conversation about race with, ‘oh, okay, liberals feel good about themselves if they make the bad person go away.’ Who’s the bad person? The one we caught saying that one word,” Maher continued. “Donald Trump is a worse racist but he gets to keep his show because he never said the word. Sarah Palin is a worse racist, she said Obama was ‘shucking and jiving’ his way to victory. Newt Gingrich said he was the food stamp president. This is real racism.”
Watch the Real Time segment in the video below.