Bill Maher Weighs In On Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Controversy: “Stand Up To These Bullies”

Bill Maher Weighs In On Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Controversy: “Stand Up To These Bullies”
Bill Maher had some advice for Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday.

“Stop the apologizing,” said Maher about Miranda’s reaction to criticism that his new film, In the Heights, does not depict more darkly-colored Puerto Ricans onscreen.

“You’re the guy who made the founding fathers Black and Hispanic! I don’t think you have to apologize to Twitter.”

Miranda, the film’s wunderkind composer/lyricist/producer/co-scribe and star apologized in a social media post earlier this week for the the lack of Afro-Latinx representation in the musical.

“The committee that makes note of everyone’s skin tone took note of it,” said Maher.

“Do I think that he really thinks he should apologize? I don’t,” inveighed the comedian on Real Time. “I think that he just wants to avoid the news cycle, and I don’t blame him.”

“This is why people hate Democrats; It’s cringey,” said
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