HBO host Bill Maher has come out warning the #MeToo movement about the possibility for a ‘police state’ for sex, claiming some millennials are ‘f***ing fragile’ and should take blame for this.
To help him dissect the issue, Maher had opinion writer of the New York Times Bari Weiss join him.
During the interview Maher said what is being considered harassment and assault is getting to wide that unreasonable expectations have been created.
Continuing, he said all men are learning from this movement is ‘just shut up,’ because even if they’re right, they are wrong.
Via Daily Mail: Maher used Matt Damon as an example given the actor was criticized for saying last year that it needed to be determined if ‘patting someone on the butt and rape’ should be treated the same.
‘When you’re wrong even when you say the right thing, then I feel like a husband,’ Maher said.
The HBO host blamed a certain number of millennials.
‘This is what I always try to keep in mind when I’m feuding with the millennials – I don’t think it’s the majority of them,’ he said.
‘I think it’s the upper-middle class who grew up screaming at their parents and that was okay. And they are just so f***ing fragile.
‘I think of them as emotional hemophiliacs and the rest of us have to be so careful around them.’
He added that with the first Valentine’s Day since the #MeToo movement gained momentum, nobody would know ‘what to write in the card’.
‘They’re going to bleed what is so great out of life,’ he said.
‘You can make anything 100 percent safe. A police state, they always say, is the safest place to live but you’re in a police state.
‘We don’t want to do that with love. We have spent our whole history as humans saying it’s magical, it’s serendipity – a lot of it happens subconsciously, we don’t know why we’re attracted to someone…
‘You can’t legislate all this or rule it out of existence.’
During the interview, Weiss acknowledged that she had been lambasted when she came to comedian Aziz Ansari’s defense last month when he was accused of sexual misconduct.
Her column was titled: Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.
‘The hard left is basically saying it’s OK if a few innocent men go down with the ship if that’s what it takes to bring down the patriarchy,’ she told Maher.
‘They hate zero tolerance on the right when it comes to drug policy but they love zero tolerance when it comes to sexual misconduct.’