Bill Maher responds to liberal criticism by saying he has changed: ‘Your ideas are stupid’

Comedian Bill Maher responded to critics saying he had changed during a CNN interview on Sunday, suggesting it was the left that had changed, and he wouldn’t hesitate to call it out.

“I haven’t changed. Yes, people have said to me: ‘You’re making fun of the left more than before,’ and I’m guilty, because the left has changed,” Maher said, before asserting that the right has changed. changed too, and for the worse.

Maher told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria several things he believes have changed on the left, as part of his media tour to discuss his new book, “What This Comedian Said Will Shock You.”

“There are things that have to do with, you know, gender and race and free speech, and just thinking that you can be healthy regardless of your weight and gender is still a social construct and maybe we should give communism another chance and maybe we should get rid of capitalism and the border patrol and tear down the Lincoln statues and get rid of the police Just you. know, no. It’s not that I’m getting older, it’s that your ideas are stupid, okay?

Comedian Bill Maher said Sunday that the left has changed, responding to a question about criticism upset by his jokes directed at far-left progressives. (Screenshot/CNN)

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Zakaria, another recent skeptic of some of the progressive arguments beloved of the left, chimed in and said, “Common sense is common sense.”

Maher did not become Republican-friendly simply because of his derision of the far left. He said presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump “thinks elections only matter when we win” and sharply criticized the Republican Party for being undemocratic and threatening the future of the country.

He called Trump a “sociopath” during his interview with Zakaria.

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin bluntly told Maher during a recent interview that he had “changed,” after telling the show that he considered himself a “liberal of the old school.

The comedian also expressed concern that young men have lost their ability to communicate and talk to women.

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HBO host and comedian Bill Maher talks about his new book on “The Tonight Show,” May 21, 2024. (NBC/Screenshot)

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“I think it’s going to be a very big problem. I think young men thought it was a good thing when Tinder came along. Oh, my God, look, I don’t even have to talk to a girl It’s all good here on my phone, I can just scroll through, like it’s a menu, like I’m ordering on Grubhub. But the truth is, Tinder is mostly men. It’s like two-thirds of the men are on the site, so it’s not a good chance if you’re a man,” Maher said.

The comedian said women haven’t changed much and are “communicative creatures.”

“We need to talk to them,” he added.

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“And I think men are losing that ability. I think they, you know, they just think they can send a text with an eggplant emoji and write, what’s up?” He continued. “You have to court. Yes, you have to court. Women haven’t changed in that regard.”

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