‘Is that cool now? To choose a totalitarian police state over America?’ Bill Maher slams US-born Olympic gold medal skier Eileen Gu for choosing to compete for China
- ‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher criticized Olympic gold medal skier Eileen Gu, 18, for defecting to China’s team amid rampant human rights violations in the country
- He also criticized the NBA, basketballer LeBron James and action star John Cena for ‘kowtowing’ to China’s regime
- ‘Is that cool now, to choose to represent a totalitarian police state over America?’
- ‘Because the “woke” now see race first and everything else never, fear of being accused of racism has given a free pass on human rights abuses to China’
By CHRISTINA COULTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 09:28 EST, 19 February 2022 | UPDATED: 10:32 EST, 19 February 2022
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‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher struck out at American celebrities who he said ‘kowtow’ to China on Friday night, including California-born Olympic skier Eileen Gu who is competing for China, her mother’s homeland, in this year’s Beijing Olympics.
‘Is that cool now, to choose to represent a totalitarian police state over America,’ he asked, kicking off his monologue.
‘The Olympics pretends to only be about sports but of course, the games have always been a bit of a proxy war for which country has the best system.
‘And by choosing Team China, Eileen Gu became a living symbol of China’s triumph over the west, which wouldn’t bother me so much if I thought China had triumphed over us in the ways that really matter. But they haven’t.’
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More and more, either I’m changing or Bill Maher is becoming more “libertarian”.
I was stunned that anyone would go over to China for the “genocide olympics”.
Give Bill Maher credit for calling out a “turncoat”. Maybe that’s harsh. But, I don’t understand the decision, unless it came with a big cash stipend.