After the Denver Broncos lost on Christmas Eve, Comedian Bill Maher took shots at their star quarterback, Tim Tebow.
Tebow, who is a devout Christian and has often given God credit for his massive success, had a horrible game. The star QB turned in a dismal performance and threw four interceptions as his team took a 40-14 beating. After the game Bill Maher sarcastically tweeted that the Lord was clearly not on Tebow’s side.
“Wow, Jesus just f*cked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler “Hey, Buffalo’s killing them,” he tweeted.
This sort of outburst is nothing new for Maher who is an atheist. He’s often mocked all religions openly on his HBO show, ‘Real Time,’ and in the 2008 documentary “Religulous,” so seeing Maher take shots at Tebow’s religious convictions is par for the course. But many of Tebow’s fans were upset at what they considered blasphemous language from Maher.
Fox News’ Eric Bolling and crew took Maher to take for his tweet calling him “disgusting vile trash” and saying Maher was jealous of Tebow because “Tebow looks like Tebow, and Maher looks like a talking thumb with the face of an aardvark.”
Since Maher’s tweet many Christians have been calling for a boycott, or even cancelation, of his show. But so far, HBO has no plans to pull Maher–who’s known to push the limits–from the air.
What do you think? Was Maher’s tweet offensive or should folks just get over it?