Bill Maher: 'Glee' Is Shoving The Gay Thing Down Our Throats

Sunday, April 03, 2011

(Glee-related remarks begin at 2:20 but the entire thing is worth watching)

Comedian Bill Maher agrees with Victoria Jackson's assertion that the Fox musical-comedy Glee is “shoving the gay thing down our throats.”

In an op-ed and subsequent television appearances, the former Saturday Night Live cast member railed against a kiss between Darren Criss and Chris Colfer on Glee. She wrote that the kiss “sickened” her.

While taking aim at Democrats, most notably President Barack Obama, for not backing gay marriage, Maher went on to agree with Jackson's comment.

From Friday night's edition of Real Time with Bill Maher: “Recently Victoria Jackson, the oldest surviving member of Saturday Night Live, said the show Glee is 'shoving the gay thing down our throats.' Now, besides being the first funny thing she's said in 25 years, that is true. They are shoving the gay thing down America's throat. And it turns out America got used to it surprisingly quickly.”

Maher went on to attack Republicans, who also like to shove things down America's throat.

Unlike the Democrats, when Republicans believe in things that the public doesn't, their response is 'fuck it, we'll make them believe,'” Maher said.

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