Maher on critics of his ‘sexism’: ‘I don’t give a damn. I’m going to keep saying it’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher has taken a lot of heat from right-leaning pundits for sexist remarks he has made and ones made on his show. But he says don’t expect it to stop anytime soon.

On Friday’s “Real Time,” Maher questioned those claiming sexism when it was revealed that 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann suffers from migraines that require medication.

“This week they said she has these migraines,” Maher said. “Then I heard this was sexist. Why is it sexist to say ‘migraines?’ Is this something that only happens to women?”

Maher said he will continue to say things that others perceive as sexist. He then went on something of a rant about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s role as a parent.

“It seems we have entered into this area where anything you say about Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin is sexist,” he said. “And I don’t give a damn. I’m going to keep saying it. I mean – and Sarah Palin had another child this week who has an out-of-wedlock, not out-of-wedlock but got the woman pregnant before they got married. She’s 0-for-2 now. Maybe she should just shut up about abstinence.”

“I’m just saying, she’s not that great a parent – 0-for-2 is pretty telling,” Maher added.