Comedian Adam Carolla laid into the audience of fellow comedian Bill Maher for applauding a return to normalcy after putting up with two years of broad mitigation efforts — including public masking and lockdowns — to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“Watching the Bill Maher show. Now you p****ies clap when Bill talks about getting back to normal. Shut the f*** up and admit you were wrong,” Carolla, whose new show “Adam Carolla: Truth Yeller” recently debuted at The Daily Wire, tweeted.
Watching the Bill Maher show. Now you pussies clap when Bill talks about getting back to normal. Shut the fuck up and admit you were wrong
— Adam Carolla (@adamcarolla) January 30, 2022
Maher sparked outrage from a number of liberal commentators when he and former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss declared themselves “done with COVID” — and Weiss went so far as to claim that a number of liberals she knew felt the same way but were afraid to say so publicly.
CNN anchor Brianna Keilar used Maher and Weiss as a jumping off point to accuse Fox News of spreading misinformation about vaccines.
“Sure would be nice if COVID were done with us too,” Keilar said. “Done with hospitals, done with the doctors and the nurses who are stretched to their breaking points in many cases. We are not, though, done. We’re not back to normal. And that is because so many people are still actively choosing not to be vaccinated. So I get her outrage. I’m not sure I get the direction of it.”
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) January 26, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg lashed out at Maher during a broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” as The Daily Wire reported:
“I think he’s forgetting that people are still at risk who cannot get vaccinated. People who can’t get the — little kids under the age of five, or people with health conditions,” Goldberg added. “How dare you be so flippant, man! There’s still people that —”
“They act like they’re over it,” co-host Joy Behar added with a shrug. “Like they’re out of a relationship, ‘Oh, I’m over it, I don’t feel like seeing him anymore.'”
“How dare you!” Whoopi ridiculously pops off against Bill Maher for anti-mask jokes, tell him to say out of society. Sara Haines joins in by saying masks will be a permanent “new normal” like airport security after 9/11. “I may never … feel comfortable without a mask.” pic.twitter.com/AHjJcKR79c
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 24, 2022
Maher has become increasingly critical of his own party in recent months, taking repeated shots at everything from the left’s criticism of the lab leak theory to woke culture — a move that he says was simply rooted in his desire to tell the truth and has had the unintentional side-effect of making him a “hero” at Fox News.
“People sometimes say to me, You don’t, you didn’t, you didn’t used to make fun of the left as much. Yeah, because they didn’t give me so much to work with,” Maher said Friday, arguing that allegiance to politics over sanity had led to liberals having “their heads ups their a**.”
“The oath of office I took was to comedy. And if you do goofy sh**, wherever you are in this spectrum, I’m going to make fun of you because that’s where the gold is,” Maher explained.