“Real Time with Bill Maher” announced Thursday that its host — who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — has tested positive for the virus and that his Friday show has been canceled.
The tweet from the HBO show added that Maher “is asymptomatic and feels fine.”
“‘Real Time’ production has taken every precaution following COVID CDC guidelines,” the tweet added. “No other staff or crew members have tested positive at this time.”
Maher issued his own tweet on the situation:
Thanks to all wishing me get well – hard to do since I feel perfectly fine, but I appreciate it! Most upset about e… https://t.co/BlHyssSCf9
— Bill Maher (@Bill Maher)1620953860.0
“Thanks to all wishing me get well — hard to do since I feel perfectly fine, but I appreciate it! Most upset about ending my streak going back to 1993 of never missing a Politically Incorrect or Real Time episode,” he wrote. “Oh well, even Cal Ripken had to sit one out at some point.”
How did leftists react?
Given that Maher is an atheist and a liberal who regularly skewers conservatives, Republicans, and those who ascribe to religious faith, one might assume that those on the left would be in his corner and wishing him the best.
But Maher of late has been criticizing leftists for their dangerous and misguided behavior and self-inflicted injuries. In fact, on his program just last Friday, Maher went after Democrats for being “fun-suckers” and even compared them to the Republicans of the 1980s and ’90s.
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And so, with their familiar brutality on full display, more than a few leftists were quite happy to hear that Maher contracted COVID-19 — and wished him nothing but the worst.
Imani Gandy — an editor for Rewire News Group who boasts over 230,000 Twitter followers — posted the following:
Me: Ugh, Bill Maher is trending again. *seconds later* Also me: lol
— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️)1620995809.0
Brianna Wu — executive director of Rebellion PAC — seemed to wish Maher well at the beginning of her tweet. But the sentiment was short lived:
Sending Bill Maher my best, since he has Covid 19. Sure hope his health care won’t require any Muslims, women, Mi… https://t.co/aHq4HVeUSk
— Brianna Wu (@Brianna Wu)1620955029.0
Barbara Malmet — an artist and activist with nearly 250,000 followers — said in her tweet about Maher’s positive COVID-19 result: “Karma is a bitch.”
I stopped watching Bill Maher during the pandemic when I thought his attitude towards public safety precautions was… https://t.co/EuWfwifmQz
— Barbara Malmet (@Barbara Malmet)1620947872.0
Blue-check marked writer Alicia Lutes got cute with her tweet:
Bill Maher contracting covid is the actual funniest thing he’s done in decades.
— Alicia Lutes (@Alicia Lutes)1620948827.0
Others shared similar sentiments:
- A Democrat-supporting Twitter user with about 104,000 followers said, “Bill Maher testing positive for Covid is the only thing positive about him!”
- Artist and writer Tony Posnanski, who boasts nearly 225,000 Twitter followers, wrote the following: “I don’t believe Bill Maher got vaccinated. I feel that he is a conceited asshole who thought he was smarter than Coronavirus. F*** him.”
- A blogger offered that Maher “got the vaccine, so odds are he’ll be fine… …unfortunately.”
- “You should probably just retire. As a leftist I thought I should let you know you’re not who you think you are, you’re actually just the other side of the Tucker Carlson coin,” another commenter said. “You do as much damage to the country as he does.”
The following are a few other examples of Maher pulling no punches with his left-leaning brethren:
- He mocked attempts to erase the names of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln: “Memo to social justice warriors: When what you’re doing sounds like an Onion headline, stop.”
- He observed that the U.S. is falling behind on the world stage because Americans are far too focused on a “never-ending woke competition.”
- He ripped progressive attempts to “sacrifice merit for equity” in U.S. education.
- He blasted social justice warrior “brats” who “control the media.”
- He even offered praise for Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts during the pandemic while attacking the media’s “panic porn.”
15 thoughts on “Fully Vaccinated Bill Maher Tests Positive for COVID-19”
What does this mean? it suggests that – either the vaccine – shit or COVID, this is a common flu, which got its name for political reasons.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy HA HA HA HA
Good i hope he suffers for 6 months
I am not surprised at all. The leftists seem to hate EVERYONE who doesn’t march in lockstep with them.
I have never heard a conservative display happiness at a democrat’s illness or misfortune other than politcal misfortune.
I can’t believe so many people are so mean and cruel and would wish ill will on anyone. Your day will come. Karma is certainly a bitch.
Who cares how many Twitter followers these liberals have – they go on Twitter and say nasty things about Trump and that’s how they got all their followers. DUMB people.
Never heard of them OR their businesses!
HMMMMMM. I guess he didn’t kiss PELOSI’s QUEENLY RING THIS LAST SUNDAY AT THEIR WEEKLY VOODO SESSION. Behind the Horse barn @ the Armies stables at the cemetery. It is most important to this CLAN of HORSE SHIT worshippers of Government.. one interruption of the schedule causes a warpage in the wilsher waves and a complete re arrangement of the FRAMPFER clonmistica values in lining up the Stauncher ligiid that is used to keep the Xtal. ball alignment in the presidents thought waves against Caucasians being processed for Teleportation to the Planet Sumbustaballs in the Raunchi Galaxcy. Truly yours, Doctor ( Like Fauchi ). Camuless Whatzinseegar.
I JUST LOVE BEING CENSURED.
I agree 100 % God bless us one and all.
In San Francisco the drug Fentinal kills 8 times the number of people as COVID -19 .
The last time l caught the flue was when l
was 8 years old and spent 2 weeks in bed . I have not taken any vaccinations since then and l am 85
Years old now . My daughters tell their friends that l was a health nut . Our girls did not miss many days of school either .
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