Bill Maher has once again expressed skepticism over the #MeToo movement. During an interview with Ronan Farrow, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein, the “Real Time” host asked whether the likes of Aziz Ansari, Al Franken, and Garrison Keillor deserve to be lumped in the same category as someone like Harvey Weinstein.
“These were the big fish. These were the really bad people,” Maher said of Bill Cosby and his ilk. “Do you think there’s an excess in the movement that is causing backlash that’s hurting it? I’m thinking of people like Al Franken, Aziz Ansari, Garrison Keillor.”
Farrow responded by saying that he thinks “our culture has actually been pretty good, on the whole, about self-regulating.” He then turned to the example of Ansari: “I don’t think anyone saw that and said, ‘Oh, he’s Harvey Weinstein. This is a multiple rapist.”
“No, but he lost a lot,” Maher countered. “He’s not around anymore…I don’t think his show is on anymore.” (Maher is incorrect in this case, as “Master of None” has not been canceled.) “I think he suffered a lot from it.” Watch their full exchange below.