During an episode of his show, anti-woke liberal Bill Maher offered criticism to Hollywood for continuing to turn a blind eye to gun violence while at the same time ‘romanticizing’ it.
The “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host asserted that Hollywood is likely the “wokest” place when it comes to all other areas of social responsibility besides ending gun violence, where there is little to no advocacy.
Here’s what Maher said:
“Now that we live in an age of uber-corporate responsibility, where every large company in America bends over backwards to get on the politically correct side of every issue, Hollywood has to tell us why doesn’t that include gun violence.”
During the episode, Maher displayed a series of clips from action movies like Top Gun: Maverick and Deadpool where its commonplace to see characters shooting at their enemy with motivational music playing in the background. Additionally, Maher mentioned the ‘sick similarity’ between the actions of films and school shooters being driven by revenge.
According to Fox News, Maher mentioned:
“It’s funny, Hollywood is the wokest place on Earth in every other area of social responsibility. They have intimacy coordinators on set to chaperone sex scenes, they hire sensitivity readers to go through and edit scripts, Disney stood up to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, another studio spent $10 million to digitally remove Kevin Spacey from a movie, but when it comes to the unbridled romanticization of gun violence, crickets. Weird. The only thing we don’t call a trigger is the one that actually has a trigger.”
100 Percent Fedup commented further:
And sure enough, Hollywood constantly injects woke nonsense into entertainment, making sure to be “inclusive,” or to “dismantle patriarchy” or slam conservative and American values in any way they can. Many actors and Hollywood elites often slam gun violence, as well. Yet despite that, movies continue to get more and more gun-filled and violent.
Of course, Maher latches onto this and insinuates that the gun violence problem America may have, in reference to a string of gruesome and dreadful mass shootings in recent months, stems from Hollywood glorification of violence.
Whether or not Maher is correct in where he places blame, he does have a point and made light of the hypocrisy of the woke Hollywood movie industry.
“It’s not just the idea presented over and over again that guns are the best solutions to life’s problems. It is why the hero is using a gun. They call them action movies. They should call them revenge movies because that is the plot of every one of them. There is a sick similarity to the revenge fantasy Hollywood turns out and those of school shooters.”
Maher continued on to say,
“Like every school shooter, our movie heroes are grievance collectors, and when it comes to action movies, there’s one story — he was a nice guy, but they pushed him too far, and now it’s on.”
It comes as no surprise that for Hollywood, being woke only matters in the aspect of money.
Watch Maher’s full commentary below:
Watch it here: RealTimeWithBillMaher/Youtube