Former Fox News and NBC host Megyn Kelly offered rare praise for comedian Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherBill Maher criticizes NFL for playing Black national anthem 9/11 sparked a surge in Islamophobia — for years, the media fed the flames Psaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards MORE on Tuesday after he criticized the left for too often insisting on political correctness.
"I have criticized Bill Maher many times (and vice versa) but the man is dead right about the pc police & their fake self-righteousness," tweeted Kelly, who exited NBC last year after questioning on her show whether dressing up in blackface on Halloween was racist.
I have criticized Bill Maher many times (and vice versa) but the man is dead right about the pc police & their fake self-righteousness. https://t.co/hj5cvEfFmM— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 11, 2019
Maher said on Monday in an appearance on CNN that he thinks political correctness was a “cancer on progressivism.”
“The vast majority of liberals in this country hate it,” Maher said. “They think political correctness has gone way too far. No one likes to be living on eggshells.”
Maher, who often sides will Democrats and is a frequent critic of conservatives and President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE, said he needs to go after the left on political correctness because they “need some tough love, and I’m not going to stop.”
Maher, like Kelly, is no stranger to controversy. In 2017, he apologized for using the N-word on his show.