HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher proclaimed “Hollywood liberals are such hypocrites” in response to the controversy over the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees on Friday.
In an interview with director Kathryn Bigelow, Maher asked whether there was real problem with the lack of diversity among the nominees, to which Bigelow said “I think it’s very real. I think it’s a real tragedy.” Maher then interjected “so, Hollywood liberals are such hypocrites then. Because they’re the most liberal people in the world and yet they don’t vote for black people.” Bigelow then seemed to backtrack, stating “well, I don’t know the stats, do they not vote, do they not make those movie[s]? I don’t know really what the data is.” She ultimately concluded “I think it’s a real tragedy, I think it’s a real embarrassment to the industry.”
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