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Bill Maher Sides With The AMPT Because He Too Hates Working People

By Andrew Sanford | Celebrity | September 5, 2023 |

By Andrew Sanford | Celebrity | September 5, 2023 |


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Bill Maher is at it again. The “it,” in this case, is Maher proving that he lives a privileged, contrarian life. Everything about him screams, “I’m going to tell you you’re wrong even if I think you’re right.” He’s Joe Rogan for that uncle you have who wants to pretend he still leans left. Maher, despite occasionally espousing liberal beliefs, has reached a level of wealth and disconnection that he can’t see the world outside of his intentionally s****y-looking basement. Seriously, it looks like he went to his set decorators and said, “Make it look like I still live with my parents, but cooler,” and they only half listened (probably because they weren’t allowed to look at him).

In that same dweeby-looking basement, Maher recently put both feet directly into his big, dumb mouth. Maher went on a tangent about the strike while having perennial nice guy Jim Gaffigan as a guest in his basement that looks like it reeks of Drakkar Noir. He claimed to understand both sides and then, unsurprisingly, only took shots at the writers who wanted to make a living. Gaffigan jumps in and defends the writers in a way that feels flabbergasted. He’s sitting there, staring at a rich, white guy in a $200 t-shirt who’s telling him that the writers thinking they deserve to make a living in their craft is “kooky.” This is the most telling point by Maher. He made his bag and then some and doesn’t give a f*** if anyone after him does. It is a recurring sentiment amongst s***heads these days.

Maher has rightfully been taken to task for his statements. Former writers for his show have claimed it was a high-paying gig because Maher is so difficult to deal with. Others have pointed to Maher’s Twitter, laden with offensive schoolyard jokes, to show how funny he is without the writers he detests. My favorite is from another industry-known nice guy, former Conan writer and current striking Colbert writer, Brian Stack. Stack took to Twitter to reveal that when appearing as a guest on Conan, Maher had an absurd set of rules for Conan’s hair and makeup team.

The tweet has since been deleted because Stack is not a jerk, but he claimed that Maher insisted he not be spoken to by hair and makeup. He also requested there be no skin-to-skin contact. I’ve been lucky enough to have a hair and makeup team make me look un-CHUD-like several times, and I can assure you that no skin-to-skin would be unnecessarily difficult, and the no talking is just rude.

Of course, Maher sides with people like David Zaslav. He wants to be just like them. The man wants to live the privileged life that he has achieved for himself, which I understand. What I don’t understand is having a world that has worked in your favor and not wanting that for others. It’s selfish, obnoxious, and classic Bill Maher.