'We're experimenting on children': LGBTQ+ community wants HBO to cancel Bill Maher for views

LGBTQ community asked its members to boycott HBO until ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ is removed from its platform

'We're experimenting on children': LGBTQ+ community wants HBO to cancel Bill Maher for views
'Real Time' host Bill Maher slammed for making joke about being 'gay' (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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On HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher,' comedian Bill Maher discussed the emergence of LGBTQ on his show. He claims that the number of children who identify as trans has risen over time, and that, based on current trends, "we will all be gay in 2054." After his joke, many people accused him of giving an anti-transgender comment prompting left-wing critics to demand that HBO "cancel" him.

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Using a survey, Maher argued that "The LGBT population of America seems to be roughly doubling every generation. Less than one percent of Americans born before 1946 (that’s Joe Biden’s generation) identify that way, 2.6 percent of boomers do, 4.2 of Gen X, 10.5 of millennials and 20.8 percent of Gen z, which means if we follow this trajectory, we will all be gay in 2054". "It’s okay to ask questions about something that’s very new and involves children," he added, referring to a Gallup poll. "The answer can’t always be that anyone from a marginalized community is automatically right trump card might drop end of discussion because we’re literally experimenting on children."

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On Wednesday, David Kilmnick, the executive director of the LGBT Network, published an essay in Advocate magazine titled “Bill Maher Has Gone Too Far With Anti-LGBTQ+ Comments." Maher's jokes, according to Kilmnick, make it feel "like 1993 all over again." He criticized Maher for his "harmful, homophobic, and transphobic" remarks, which he described as "potshots at LGBTQ+ youngsters." He then demanded that HBO remove Maher's show from the airwaves. Kilmnick added, “We need to speak up and hold everyone accountable, even those who purport to be ‘liberal and progressive’,” continuing, “That’s why I am calling for the LGBTQ+ community and supporters of LGBTQ+ youth to boycott HBO until ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ is removed from its platform.”

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Apart from him, many other Twitter users also commented about Maher’s insensitive joke. “Bill Maher is an old relic that refuses to retire. He has his moments that alternates from homophobic, transphobic, hating on dark skinned women, racist to even rape apologist,” one person commented. Another person stated, “Bill Maher just said California is "creating more trans people" and that we should question why "so many more people are coming out as gay." The reason more people didn't come out before is because homophobic people -- like Bill Maher -- made them feel ashamed. Disgusting guy,” while another said, “There’s nothing more to say: Bill Maher is homophobic, transphobic, Islamophbic, xenophobic, racist, sexist, fatphobic, and ableist. It’s who he has long shown himself to be. There’s nothing more to say!”

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