SNBC host Tiffany Cross took aim at HBO comedian Bill Maher after Maher mocked Lin-Manuel Miranda for not having enough “Afro-Latino” representation in the movie In the Heights.
“Bill Maher, you do not get to tell people of color what they should or should not be offended by. Stay in your lane, slim,” Cross said during a segment of The Cross Connection Saturday.
“Maybe instead of trying to invoke sympathy for Sharon Osbourne or making sure Tomi Lahren has a space to spout her BS, you should have more diverse panels of people who can explain colorism to you and systemic racism and how these things still devastate people’s lives and livelihoods today. Try that instead of standing on your alabaster perch every week to crap on other people’s lived experience while providing a safe haven for well-established white supremacists. Because I’ve got to tell you — this old, angry white man act is so played.”
The fiery monologue comes after Miranda recently apologized to critics for not having a diverse enough cast for In the Heights, an apology Maher mocked during an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.
“Please, stop apologizing. You’re the guy who made the Founding Fathers black and Hispanic!” Maher said during the segment. “I don’t think that you have to apologize to Twitter! For f***’s sake. This is why people hate Democrats.”
“I mean, he’s a Latino making a Latino movie with a Latino cast — not good enough! Nothing is ever good enough for these people! They’re like children. We don’t raise our children right, and it’s reflected in the media. No one ever tells their children, ‘Shut the f*** up, sit down, listen to your elders, stop b****ing,” Maher added.
But Cross argued it was “gracious” and “appropriate” for Miranda to apologize, saying that Maher “has been wack for a long time.”
“Maybe he said something highly offensive again last night, I don’t know. I stopped suffering through that stale, clumsy monologue and painfully out-of-touch show a long time ago,” Cross said. “But I did see a clip segment of him complaining [about] Lin-Manuel Miranda apologizing for the lack of Afro-Latino representation in his movie In the Heights.”
Cross then went on to blast Maher’s “mostly white” weekly panels, “where he sings sob songs to them about the perils of the shrinking demographic and chides anyone who falls even slightly outside of his myopic, privileged view.”
“The country, like it or not, is changing in real time. And sadly, ‘Fake Time with Bill Maher’ is not,” Cross said.
Author: Michael Lee
Source: Washington Examiner: MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross slams Bill Maher, insists ‘angry white man’ should ‘stay in his lane’