Bill Maher slams white liberal activists for aggressively shaming other white liberal activists

He warned that it could lead to a 'new segregation of sorts.'

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June 27, 2020 - 11:54am

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    Bill Maher on Friday pointedly criticized what he argued were overreactive white progressive activists who are too overzealous in shaming other white progressive activists for perceived ideological slights. 

    Maher leveled that criticism on his show last night, which he broadcasts from his Los Angeles home due to coronavirus restrictions on in-person filming. 

    He cited the case of Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf, who said a looped role found in a city tree would be investigated as a hate crime even though it was confirmed by a local black man as having been installed months ago for recreational purposes.

    Maher also noted a recent incident in which Ellen DeGeneres deleted a tweet in support of nonwhite Americans after she received criticism for the way in which the tweet was worded. 

    "Liberalism should be about lifting people up," Maher said, "and you don't do that by slapping down people who are trying to say 'I'm on your side'."  

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