Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Barack Obama, Bill Maher, What's your call? | Posted on 31-05-2010
During his monologue on his “Real Time” show on HBO Friday, Bill Maher made a series of jokes about President Obama needing to own up to his (stereotypical) blackness and take a firm grip of this BP oil spill situation. Dr. Cornel West was a guest later on the program and he didn’t raise any flags at the jokes, but the innawebs went apesh!t.
Personally, I saw the show Friday night and I chuckled because I don’t believe everything has to be about race. Plus, it’s just what Maher does… he makes fun of everybody… he is a comedian! He’s also quite liberal, an environmentalist and has been an Obama supporter.
But anyway… you take a look and tell us what you think.
Funny or insensitive? What’s your call? And, would you feel differently if the comic were, say, Katt Williams or Chris Rock?
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