Bill Maher came out swinging against cancel culture in the latest episode of “Real Time.” Maher cited the most recent victims of cancel culture: former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Alexi McCammond and Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall.
“I swear to God, I don’t want to talk about cancel culture and this nonsense every week, but I just think people understand how this is a tsunami and how fast the goalposts change almost on a weekly basis,” Maher started the discussion. Maher recently issued a warning about cancel culture, declaring it to be “real, insane, and coming to a neighborhood to you” in a February episode of his HBO talk show.
Maher pointed out that you can get canceled not only for your current supposed infractions but “anything you’ve ever done.” The HBO host was referring to McCammond, who was forced to resign from Teen Vogue for offensive tweets she wrote a decade ago when she was 17-years-old.
Maher exploded, “Can I just say something? People talk s*** in private! We can’t legislate that away! For f*** sake, can we have a little common sense? People talk s*** about each other in private.”