A 1998 clip from Bill Maher’s old TV show Politically Incorrect is making the rounds on social media in which Maher defends sex between a young teenage boy and an older woman teacher.
Maher appears to see nothing wrong with a 14-year-old student’s love affair with a teacher 20 years older that produced two children.
“Basically, they’re having a family and they’re keeping the mother in jail because she won’t conform to the perfect American family,” Maher said to groans from the guests and audience.
“How can a woman rape a man?” Maher asked.
In 2007 Maher defended these kind of relationships again in an interview in Playboy magazine. There he defended the sexual relationship between teacher Mary Kay Letourneau and a 12-year-old male student.
“I’m the only guy I’ve ever heard who defends Mary Kay Letourneau,” Maher told the magazine. “If a 28-year-old male teacher is screwing a 13-year-old girl, that’s a crime. But with Debra Lafave [another teacher who had sex with a student] screwing her 14-year-old boy student, the crime is that we didn’t get it on videotape. Was he being taken advantage of? I wish I had been taken advantage of like that. What a memory she gave him!”
And AGAIN in 2016, Maher defended an adult relationship with a minor. He called out “social justice warriors” for attacking David Bowie posthumously for a sexual encounter he had with a 15-year-old when he was 26.
“If there’s a victim here, it’s the guy who had to fuck Lori Mattix next,” Maher said. “How do you follow David Bowie in a kimono?”
On Tuesday, Maher told The New York Times he was partially responsible for Milo Yiannopoulos resigning from Breitbart and losing his book deal—for comments similar in to Maher’s. Except Milo was speaking of sexual relationships between young teen boys and older men in the gay community.
“[We] had Milo on, despite the fact that many people said, ‘Oh, how dare you give a platform to this man,’” Maher said Tuesday. “What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe trying to make a buck off the left’s propensity for outrage. And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, he’s dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then he’s dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You’re welcome.”
This article originally published in The Heat Street
Categories: U.S. Pol / Gov