What a shocking turn of events! It wasn’t that long ago when distinguished talk show host Bill Maher was a darling of the leftists.
Though, he still considers himself a liberal, it is plain to see he loves his freedom and hates the extremists who are ruining our country.
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He started his own award show where he honored the brave, few people and companies that took a stand against cancel culture. On Friday night, the “Real Time with Bill Maher” host handed out awards to those who fought back against the woke cancel culture.
Maher wasn’t too humble as he talked about attending a swanky party at the home of a prominent Hollywood producer over a year ago. He claimed that there were several A-listers at the affair, and they were extremely concerned about the rise of liberals weaponizing cancel culture.
The Hollywood elites allegedly asked, “How do we take a stand against cancel culture?”
Maher replied, “And I suggested since we were mostly all in show business that we start at an award show to honor the brave people who have fought back.”
First off, it is hard to believe there are that many celebrities that are worried about the woke culture in our country. But if it is true it is a breath of fresh air.
Blaze News reported more on the story:
The liberal talk show host said the idea with “met with great enthusiasm by everyone.”
However, he added, “And then of course being Hollywood, nothing happened.”
Instead, Maher decided to host his own award show paying tribute to those who fought back against cancel culture. He named the event “The Cojones Awards.” Maher quipped that the actual awards are “solid brass balls.”
Maher delivered the first Cojones Award to Martha Pollack – the president of his alma mater Cornell University. Pollack has defended freedom of speech against woke activists trying to shut down conservative speakers at the school.
“It is critical to our mission as a university to think deeply about freedom of expression and the challenges that result from assaults on it, which today come from both ends of the political spectrum,” Pollack proclaimed.
“Learning from difference, learning to engage with difference and learning to communicate across difference are key parts of a Cornell education. Free expression and academic freedom are the bedrock not just of the university, but of democracy.”
Maher said, “She didn’t cave in or hire a new dean of sensitivity, she just said, ‘No. College is for introducing you to new ideas, not for kissing your ass and making you feel wonderful and always right.'”
The next award went to Trader Joe’s for refusing to bend the knee to the outrage mob. Trader Joe’s was accused of having “racist” labels on their products.
Social justice warriors slammed the national grocery chain for having certain names for ethnic food. Mexican food is Trader Jose’s, Arabian Joe for Middle Eastern products, Trader Giotto’s for Italian items, and Trader Joe San for Japanese cuisine.
Trader Joe’s didn’t buckle from pressure from the woke mob, even when a petition began to gain some steam.
“We want to be clear: we disagree that any of these labels are racist,” a statement from Trader Joe’s declared. “We do not make decisions based on petitions.”
The next Cojones Award went to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos for standing up when the outrage mob came for Dave Chappelle, including employees from his own company. Some people were enraged by Chappelle’s stand-up comedy special, and they believed it was “transphobic” and “dangerous.”
What an awesome approach to taking the woke culture head-on. Hopefully Maher’s tactics catch fire and spread.