MSNBC host Tiffany Cross had some harsh words for HBO’s Bill Maher, calling him an “angry white man” for being critical of Lin-Manuel Miranda apologizing for a lack of black people in his latest film “In The Heights.”
“Bill Maher has been wack for a long time,” Cross said while emphasizing that she doesn’t actually watch the show.
“I stopped suffering through that stale clumsy monologue and painfully out-of-touch show a long time ago,” she added on “The Cross Connection.”
After telling her audience she doesn’t watch “Real Time with Bill Maher,” she proceeded to criticize Maher, saying that “This old, angry white man act is so played.”
— The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross (@CrossConnection) June 26, 2021
Cross’s comments are in response to Maher criticizing actor/writer/director Lin-Manuel Miranda for issuing an apology after his film “In The Heights” received social media backlash for allegedly lacking diversity.
“Please, stop apologizing,” Maher said to Manuel during his monologue. “You’re the guy who made the Founding Fathers Black and Hispanic!”
“This is why people hate Democrats. It’s cringey” – @BillMaher re leftists denouncing @Lin_Manuel Miranda for lack of “Afro-LatinX” in his new film, #InTheHeightsMovie. #RealTime pic.twitter.com/0OI8sIQ9xg
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) June 19, 2021
Maher, an outspoken Democrat who doesn’t shy away from criticizing the left, said that this apparent need to constantly apologize is “why people hate Democrats.”
“I mean, he’s a Latino making a Latino movie with a Latino cast — not good enough! Nothing is ever good enough for these people! They’re like children. We don’t raise our children right and it’s reflected in the media. No one ever tells their children, ‘Shut the f— up, sit down, listen to your elders, stop b—-ing.’”
On her MSNBC show, Cross said that Miranda’s apology was “appropriate” and “gracious”, and proceeded to attack Maher for being out of touch with the current state of politics.
“Bill Maher, you do not get to tell people of color what they should, or should not, be offended by,” she said. “Stay in your lane, slim. The country, like it or not, is changing in real time. And sadly, ‘Fake Time’ with Bill Maher is not.”
Cross, who admitted that she does not watch the show so wouldn’t have an idea about its content, went on to say that Maher’s show is simply a “mostly white panel… where he sings sob songs to them about the perils of the shrinking demographic and chides anyone who falls even slightly outside of his myopic, privileged view.”
“You are fighting for your power and privilege to not become fossilized,” Cross concluded.
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