American comedian Bill Maher defended Woody Harrelson’s controversial monologue on Saturday Night Live.
During an appearance as the host of the long-running sketch show in February, Mitchelson gave a rambling speech, referring to the Covid conspiracy theory.
In the latest episode of his podcast, random clubMaher – a close friend of Harrelson – was asked about this moment SNL David Spade alum.
“I worked with him,” Maher revealed of the actor’s monologue, which allegedly deviated from the script. SNL the producers saw in the rehearsals.
“Woody and I have had too many hours discussing vaccines, Covid and other things. I would say 90% of us are on the same page, but I certainly don’t go as far as he does,” Maher said.
“The fact that he could, or was willing, made his considerable popularity [on the line]… I mean, you have to support him for it, even if you don’t agree with it.
Spade added: “Yeah, I wouldn’t do that… I think he’s crazy to say that.”
In his six-minute speech, Mitchelson told an anecdote about “the craziest scenario he’d ever read” that ended with a metaphor involving people “forced” to take drugs. to leave their home.
The monologue was met with cheers from the studio audience and a lot of criticism on social media for the “anti-vax” theme.
61 years old True Detective star, responding to the backlash in an interview with Mr in the first day of this month.
“Well, people tell me it’s trending,” he said. “No, I’m not looking at that. I feel like, ‘I said that on SNL.’ I don’t need to go any further with it [pause]…other than to say – well, no, I won’t. Never mind. That’s enough.”
He also explains his political leanings: “I actually consider myself an anarchist… Well, maybe I’m more of a libertarian. I have never seen government work. It always seems to work for the people who got you there. It’s the businessman working for the bigger businessman. It’s not business people working for their voters.”