Bill Maher recently sat down with The New York Times’ Bari Weiss and the two discussed concerns they both have with the #MeToo movement.
In the past, Maher has spoken about how he felt the movement would turn McCarthyistic and in this latest Real Time interview he told Weiss that he is worried that come behaviors are being conflated.
Weiss wrote an article recently that was titled, “Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.” She agreed with Maher and shared some examples of innocuous actions that she feels people are getting more alarmed about for no other reason than the current cultural climate.
Maher mentioned Matt Damon in particular and how he was slammed hard for his comments about the spectrum of behavior. He argued that Damon didn’t say anything wrong and should not be getting the level of criticism that he has been forced to deal with.