Bill Maher can say almost anything about anyone and not worry about the P.C. police storming his home or office.
He’s a reliably liberal voice in popular culture, and he routinely says the ugliest things about conservatives like former Gov. Sarah Palin.
In short, he gets a pass thanks to both his choice in targets and the progressive nature of his long-running HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher.
The following Tweet Maher fired off last night, though, might be different.
Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her
– Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 18, 2014
The slapping imagery is bound to offend some women’s groups–it is both ugly and an odd point of reference. And, at at time when sane voices like Charles Krauthammer pinpoint the moral clarity of the current Israeli/Hamas conflict, most on the left reflexively side with the Palestinians who elected Hamas in the first place.
Here is just one example of the reaction the Tweet received.
@billmaher Douchebag. Congratulations, women worldwide hate you.
– Mikkayla (@badluckwind) July 18, 2014