Vile comedian Bill Maher was on top of his game Thursday when he managed to combine what the left was sure to consider Islamophobia with a heavy dose of misogyny in a Twitter post.
Never mind that Maher appears to believe there are circumstances that warrant a woman being slapped, he had the audacity to not support Hamas:
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
Maher’s “two-fer” prompted a quick reaction from the left, and while he may be accustomed to upsetting conservatives, the wrath he endured would cause the more faint among us to blush.
Responses gathered from Twitter and Twitchy included some salty language:
*Caution: Strong Lauguage
— Azam Farooqui (@afarooqui21) July 18, 2014
@billmaher LOL How does the liberal firing squad feel? Looks like you discovered another religion: Blind by “hurtful=bad”
— zinovy rosenbaum (@zinovyrosenbaum) July 18, 2014
— Curt Foxhole Atheist (@curtfox) July 18, 2014
@billmaher You’re such a hypocrite when it comes to Israel; willing to point out any religious extremism but Zionism.
— John Molony (@JohnMolony) July 18, 2014
@billmaher love seeing misogyny coupled with Zionism and sprinkled with homophobia. At least we know where you’re at
— Tea Sefer (@teasefer) July 18, 2014
.@billmaher you are a complete sack of shit. Shouldn’t your miserable life just about be over by now?
— Free Palestine (@djkilllist) July 18, 2014
@billmaher I don’t often wish bad things to happen to people, but I hope you die in a fucking fire, you piece of shit.
— Gemma Seymour (@gcvsa) July 18, 2014
More than a few made it clear they see little difference between Maher’s action and HBO, which carries his show. At the same time, there was a call for HBO to respond to the tweet:
— RubyShimmer (@roobishimmer) July 18, 2014
— Kim Sherrell (@kim) July 18, 2014