Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher ignited an Internet firestorm on Thursday when he sent out a tweet seemingly supporting Israel’s devastating offensive against terrorists in Hamas.
“Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her,” he wrote.
Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who's trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 18, 2014
Many people, most of them clearly against Israel, berated the comedian for speaking out against Hamas.
Read some of the responses below (Warning: Strong language):
@billmaher Yes and kill kids too huh
— kase shakur (@Mrmali_) July 18, 2014
@billmaher what is wrong with you you fucking weird old bastard
— Magbags (@magoplasma) July 18, 2014
@billmaher You're such a hypocrite when it comes to Israel; willing to point out any religious extremism but Zionism.
— John Molony (@JohnMolony) July 18, 2014
@billmaher or kill her and her family as if your israel
— james mikey (@JMikey) July 18, 2014
— Theodore (@TeddieLacy) July 18, 2014
Another user took a slightly different route and simply called Maher a “misogynist piece of s**t.”
@billmaher You're a misogynist piece of shit.
— Hart Noecker (@HartNoecker) July 18, 2014