Bill Maher rose to fame as a comedian. After the remarks he made regarding the death of David Koch, he should give up public speaking.
His monologue from Real Time on HBO that aired on Friday is unbelievable.
HBO's Bill Maher celebrates the death of David Koch: “Fuck him. ... I’m glad he’s dead, and I hope the end was painful.”
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Per Fox News:
"F--- him... I'm glad he's dead," Maher said.
"And now, some funeral news to report. Yesterday David Koch of the zillionaire Koch brothers died .. of prostate cancer," Maher said during his opening monologue, sparking some applause from his mostly liberal audience.
"I guess I’m going to have to re-evaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer."
The HBO star joked that Koch's family expressed gratitude that he "lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire" and that condolences poured in "from all the politicians he owned."
"As for his remains, he has asked to be cremated and have his ashes be blown into a child's lungs," Maher quipped.
After briefly acknowledging the "harsh words" he had for Koch and predicting condemnation, Maher doubled down on his disdain for him and his brother, Charles Koch.
"He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades. So f--- him, the Amazon is burning up, I’m glad he’s dead, and I hope the end was painful.”
What a complete scumbag. No matter what side of the aisle you are on, there is no place for stuff like this. How is stuff like this seen as acceptable to say by so many?
It's very well documented that Koch gave billions of dollars to the less fortunate. That doesn't matter though, the fact that Maher hates climate deniers and thinks they are evil presides over everything else.
Fox Business took a look at the millions of dollars he donated to help others:
Fox Business took a look at how much he gave back to the world, according to a profile on some of his generous donations outlined by the Wichita Business JournalOpens a New Window.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- $185 million
According to Koch Industries records, the money helped fund cancer research, a childcare center, biology building and the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center -- $150 million
It was the largest single gift the center received. The money went to build an outpatient medical facility.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Koch sent the nine-figure donation to help build an ambulatory care center in his honor. Another $28 million went to other needs for the hospital.
New York State Theater at Lincoln Center -- $100 million
The theatre is now known as the David H. Koch Theatre.
What an incredible amount of money this man committed to helping others. None of this matters to Bill Maher and not only is he glad he's dead, but he also hopes it was painful.
What a complete scumbag.