Boycott, boycott, boycott. Everybody wants to boycott for the silliest reasons nowadays, with total disregard for how it’ll affect the employees of the company.
Republicans boycott anything Hollywood and the NFL. Liberals boycott companies who advertise for Breitbart, and Fox News stars’ Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. It’s a pendulum that swings back-and-forth.
But freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib shocked everyone when she called for a boycott of this liberal HBO show.
HBO’s “Real Time w/ Bill Maher” is one of those shows that perpetuates liberal anti-President Trump propaganda every Friday night.
But you might be surprised to learn that many liberals, especially Hollywood elitist-types, actually despise the show.
Maher might seem like an ultra-liberal on the surface but did you know he’s a huge proponent of freedom of speech and his stance on abortion is “squishy” because his mother almost aborted him due to a difficult birthing process of his older sister?
The HBO host has also condemned Islam many times before in the past, which shouldn’t come as any surprise because he has a long track record of despising every religion, including Christianity.
On Friday, the issue of the BDS movement came up. BDS is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is working to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.
Maher absolutely ripped the new BDS movement and on Friday said, “BDS is a bullsh-t purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”
There’s no doubt he’s right about that and Israel has been an ally to the United States for decades while the Palestinians have not.
Maher continued, “It’s predicated on this notion, I think — it’s very shallow thinking — that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied.”
And Michigan Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib, who was recently banned from Israel along with Rep. Ilhan Omar due to their anti-Semitism, called for a boycott of Bill Maher’s HBO show.
Mehdi Hasan, a columnist for The Intercept, posted on Twitter, “Maher rails against BDS, Palestinians, and Omar/Tlaib with an all-white panel featuring no Palestinians, no Arabs, no Muslims, no people of colour. “Liberal” Maher.”
Tlaib responded by commenting, “Maybe folks should boycott his show. I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”
Maybe folks should boycott his show.
I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now. https://t.co/Oa49ZVfrVN
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 17, 2019
That’s a false-equivalent analogy Rep. Tlaib proposes in her tweet. Maybe if she wasn’t vehemently opposed, and is on record saying this multiple times, to Israel’s existence then there wouldn’t be a problem.
Rep. Tlaib brought all of this on herself.