HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher railed against “the PC police” and the “lazy liberalism” they practice by being offended over Halloween costumes on Friday.
Maher said, “the PC police have to stop lecturing us on which Halloween costumes are inappropriate, or insensitive and leave Halloween to the people it was created for, middle-aged gay men. The fake outrage people get 364 days a year to be hyper-sensitive about everything. there has to be one day where going too far isn’t just okay, it’s celebrated. Halloween is supposed to be politically incorrect, that’s why we say ‘trick or treat’ instead of ‘placate and coddle.'”
Maher then cited various articles “scolding people” on their costume choices and openly wondered why people were offended by them. He also listed specific examples such as, mariachis, who he said, “themselves are wearing a costume. Do you think most Mexicans wear sombreros and sequined suits? No, just the ones who play that horrible music while you’re trying to eat. Another one they hate, geisha, oh, who is that going to offend, the geisha who lives in the apartment upstairs? There’s 12 geishas in the whole world, and they’re all in Kyoto. they’re never going to find out you dressed like them at the office party in Irvine. … Another one the do-gooders really hate is hobo, which they think offends the homeless, but a hobo isn’t a homeless person. He’s a classic character of American folklore, a loafer who survives by doing as little as possible. I believe the modern term for it is ‘snowboarder.’ And anyway, if I was a bum, I’d be thrilled someone wanted to dress up as me. They have bigger problems, when your life is begging strangers for food, every day is Halloween.”
Maher concluded, “You can get outraged over any costume if you try hard enough. Dorothy from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ may seem innocent, but isn’t it insensitive to people who get caught in twisters? Or vampires, haven’t the good people of Transylvania been stereotyped enough? Remember, Drac Lives Matter! And here’s the point, banning a hobo costume doesn’t make the homeless feel better. It makes you feel better. This is the lazy liberalism in which scolding has become a substitute for actually doing something. And here’s the thing, reasonable people see self-righteous liberal busybodies trying to leech the fun out of everything and they say, ‘F*ck, I’m going to vote Republican, because I just can’t stand being on the same team as these humorless jackoffs.’ Speaking of whom, the costume they have been wringing their hands over since August, is the Caitlyn Jenner. What message does it send? None. It doesn’t send any message, except, if this guy is transitioning, he’s got a long way to go.”
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