Bill Maher is back, and his closing monologue on HBO’s Real Time this Friday can’t be ignored.
He started out with some advice for the coming year: “Keep laughing.”
“The ‘nothing is funny people’ are trying to take over the world and we can’t let them,” Maher said. He then showed a picture of himself mimicking the infamous photo of Al Franken allegedly groping a woman, except Maher is groping a sleeping Bob Saget. “This is a joke, a joke about another joke.”
These New Years Hawaii trips are getting weird – Saget, forgive me! pic.twitter.com/UgehBTmIUv
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) January 4, 2018
He told viewers that if they don’t like his sense of humor, they’re free to change the channel. He then turned to the #MeToo movement.
“I have a penis,” Maher continued.
“And while I admit that having one does predispose a human to to being aggressive and over-sexed, I don’t concede that it makes me automatically wrong about everything, and I say that as a true supporter of the #MeToo movement. I even wore black to the Golden Globes. I was home watching TV but still––I wore black. I was also mourning the ability to think rationally. I’m down with #MeToo, I’m not down with #MeCarthyism.”
Maher’s rant went deep into waters few men would dare to today. Whether you agree with him or not, this is a debate that needs to happen.
Watch the full segment below, via Real Time with Bill Maher:
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