Skip to Content

You may want to sit down for this: Bill Maher is stirring up controversy!

Yes, the man who recently stated that most Muslims support the attacks against Charlie Hebdo has set his sights (no pun intended) on the hotly-debated Clint Eastwood-Bradley Cooper biopic, American Sniper.

It was a bold move for Maher, considering the backlash experienced by celebrities who have been critical of the film, or its subject, Chris Kyle.

Michael Moore referred to snipers as cowards and received death threats online. Seth Rogen compared Sniper to Inglourious Basterds and was subjected to a barrage of enraged tweets.

Of course, Maher has made a career out of being contrary and taking things a step further than even the most ardent leftists are willing to go, and that’s just what he did when sharing his views on Chris Kyle:

Bill Maher on American Sniper

"He’s a psychopath patriot, and we love him," Maher said while discussing Kyle. He then read a series of quotes from Kyle’s memoir that arguably show a different side of the Navy SEAL than what we see in Eastwood’s film.

"’I hate the damn savages’ doesn’t seem like a very Christian thing to say." Maher concluded.

The Real Time panel seemed split on Maher’s comments, but the online reaction has been predictably swift and harsh. Needless to say, lots of people weren’t thrilled with Maher’s take on the film.

But regardless of politics, we can all agree on one thing – Maher’s comments certainly put Seth Rogen’s in perspective! 

We’re sure the actor is grateful today to find that Maher has offered to serve as a lightning rod for all of the most passionate hatred the Internet has to offer.