Bill Maher
Bill Maher
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U.S. Comedian and talk show host, Bill Maher has once again found himself facing criticism for using homophobic humour.

Maher ‘s latest comments which lead to the controversy featured on the most recent episode of his HBO TV show titled: Real Time with Bill Maher.

In the segment, which was making fun of Senator Lindsey Graham, the comedian included several outdated gay stereotype jokes.

Despite the focus of Maher’s rant being what he called Senator Graham’s “hypocrisy on steroids,” the 63-year-old comedian read selections from a list titled “24 Things You Don’t Know About Lindsey Graham,” which included several one-liners referencing dated clichés referring to gay people.

The full list:

  1. My name is Lindsey and my pronouns are He and Y’all.
  2. My spirit animal is a jellyfish.
  3. I burn calories by skipping to work.
  4. I’m the only Senator whose office has a bidet and a fainting couch.
  5. For three weeks in 1992, I was married to Liza Minnelli.
  6. In a fire, the first things I’d save are my bridal magazines.
  7. When I was in school, the kids would tease me by calling me “Lindsey.”
  8. I was the first person to push a dog around in a stroller.
  9. The greatest advice my mother gave me was to stop waving my hands when I run.
  10. My quote in the high school yearbook was “a lady is allowed to changed her mind.”
  11. My greatest legislative accomplishment is naming a post office after Nathan Lane.
  12. If Trump and I were a celebrity couple, I’d want the tabloids to call us “Donsey.”
  13. I once kissed Trump’s ass so hard I could taste Hannity.
  14. John McCain’s last words to me were “Let go of my hand.”
  15. People who say I’m anti-immigrant haven’t heard me talk about Siegfried and Roy.
  16. When people call me a “hawk” I just want to bomb the sh*t out of them.
  17. My favourite James Bond movie is Octo-yucky.
  18. I’m one of only three people in Washington allowed to trim President Trump’s nose hairs.
  19. I employ over a dozen pool boys even though I don’t own a pool.
  20. Irony alert! Thanks to a food allergy, I avoid fruit.
  21. For Halloween, I went as the Lindsey Graham from the Clinton impeachment.
  22. If you saw just five seconds of the videotape Trump has of me, everything would suddenly make sense.
  23. My nickname in the Air Force was “JAG-off.”
  24. If it was socially acceptable, I would wear nothing but scarves.

Graham has long been on the receiving end of jokes pertained to rumours of his homosexuality – rumours of which he consistently denies.

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