The Alabama Democratic Party has now scrubbed a web page advertising its upcoming fundraiser with HBO’s Bill Maher following an uproar from conservatives about the event because of the comedian’s history of making sexist statements about women.
The web address — http://aldemocrats.org/bill-maher — once took visitors to an invitation to the Maher reception in Huntsville on March 17. Now it redirects to the homepage of the Alabama Democratic Party.
Bradley Davidson, the executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party, has not returned multiple requests for comment from TheDC about the reception.
The scrubbing was first reported by the Alabama blog Yellow Hammer Politics.
On Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman Bill Armistead called on the Democrats to cancel the event, saying, “They couldn’t have chosen someone more capable of spewing vile and offensive rhetoric that denigrates women and people of faith.”
Maher is known for making sexist statements about conservative women, including calling former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a “c-nt” and a “dumb twat” on separate occasions.
Here’s a screen shot of the website before it was scrubbed: