Late night host and comedian Bill Maher addressed the now-infamous Oscar slap on the latest episode of Real Time with Bill Maher. Maher says “the war on jokes must end,” and torches Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
“I know we’re all sick of talking about ‘the slap,’ but I’m sorry, one more thing needs to be said. Comedians have been under attack for quite some time and I need to stick up for my tribe. The war on jokes must end,” Maher told his audience.
“Comedians have been under attack for some time,” Maher said. “So I must defend my tribe. This war on jokes must end.” He contended that the infamous “G.I. Jane 2” quip from Chris Rock “wasn’t an alopecia joke, any more than the chicken crossing the road is about bird flu.”
Watch the clip below: