Late-night comedian Bill Maher hammered “political correctness Nazis” during a blistering monologue on his HBO program Friday night.
“When Gwyneth Paltrow said her divorce was a ‘conscience uncoupling,’ even I wanted to jump in the truck, crank up the Lynyrd Skynyrd and shoot up a farmer’s market,” Maher joked.
“And as a comedian I don’t like it when the political correctness Nazis hound me to censor every joke and apologize for every slight and when I have to learn how to pronounce words like chai and quinoa — I just want to shove a head of kale up their a**,” the comedian, known for being an outspoken liberal, added.
Watch the segment (content warning: vulgar language used):
Maher continued on his rant.
“They mean well, but sometimes when I’m at Whole Foods I don’t want to sign petitions and give to charity,” he said.
“I also for example think it’s ridiculous that Facebook has now decided that we have to choose, in our profile, from 56 different genders, including transgender, cisgender and, of course, brucegender,” Maher added.
The late-night host even revealed that he once almost ate at Chick-fil-A just to spite all the demonstrators protesting the fast-food chain.
“You know, I once almost ate at Chick-fil-A. Just because so many people were telling me I shouldn’t eat at Chick-fil-A,” he said. “But then I remembered — it’s Chick-fil-A.”
“You know, I once almost ate at Chick-fil-A. Just because so many people were telling me I shouldn’t eat at Chick-fil-A.”
Finally, Maher concluded his rousing monologue, expressing annoyance that some atheists will sue to have public displays of Christianity removed.
“Even atheists make me roll my eyes sometimes,” he said. “Like when they sued to have a cross taken down from a building. Oh for f***s sake, we are atheists not vampires. If you can’t handle seeing a cross now and then, you picked the wrong country.”
Follow Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) on Twitter