Cancel culture’s existence and validity in the current world cannot be truly denied. Celebrities, politicians, businessmen, influential figures and many other popular figures from all walks of life have been “cancelled” for their past actions, comments and other public or personal behavior.

Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher, ended Friday’s episode of the show with a snarky take on Cancel Culture. Maher took massive shots at people who constitute the cancel culture and the incredibly horrendous effects of it on everyone in the society.

Maher said that cancel culture is real and it’s growing at an alarming rate. He said that the cancelling is not limited to the celebrities but will soon make its way into every neighborhood.

This muddying the water is unfortunate because cancel culture is real, it’s insane and it’s growing exponentially. And it’s coming to a neighborhood near you. If you think it’s just for celebrities – NO. In an era where everyone is online, everyone is a public figure.

Maher brought up several instances of people being “unfairly” cancelled for their past actions and heavily criticized the “Social Justice Warriors” for indulging in it. He ended the segment with a memo for the said Social Justice Warriors.

Memo to the social justice warriors: when what you are doing something that sounds like an [The] Onion headline, stop.

Maher himself has been cancelled multiple times by several groups of people on the internet. The most infamous cancellation he’s underwent was in 2017, when he jokingly used the “n-word” on his show.

Maher had to apologize multiple times for this which tells us where his resentment for this movement stems from.

You can watch the full video of Bill Maher’s take on Cancel Culture here:

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Darshan Sheth

Darshan Sheth is a freelance news contributor from India. Darshan has been writing about pop-culture since 2016. Outside of news writing, Darshan has been working on building his career in mass media and film-making.

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