Bill Maher thinks there’s a gay mafia, and “If you cross them, you get whacked.”
The comedian made the comment Friday night on his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” During a panel discussion on the recent resignation of Mozilla chief executive and co-founder Brendan Eich, Maher asked his panelists their thoughts on the Mozilla scandal.
Here’s the backstory. Eich resigned Thursday, after he faced criticism for donating money to support California Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the Golden State. Prop 8 was initially passed in 2008 before the U.S. Supreme Court struck it down as unconstitutional. Eich’s donation came to light in 2012, but it only recently touched off a protest, when he was promoted to the position of CEO on March 24.
Maher weighed in on the Mozilla scandal. “So this guy apparently does not want gay people to get married, and he had to step down,” Maher said.
He then asked the panel, which included former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, Forbes contributor Carrie Sheffield, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, hip-hop artist Nas and Canadian environmental activist Captain Paul Watson, their thoughts on the situation.
Sheffield responded, “I don’t think it’s very fair.” Maher then joked that it’s best not to cross what he referred to as the “gay mafia.”
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