Bill Maher in Hot Water After 'Vile' Tebow Tweet
Some calling for HBO boycott
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2011 9:09 AM CST
Bill Maher performs at The Orleans Hotel & Casino July 2, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Staunch atheist Bill Maher is apparently not a huge fan of staunch Christian Tim Tebow, so when Tebow’s Broncos lost to the Buffalo Bills 40-14 on Saturday, Maher wasted no time getting on Twitter. “Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo's killing them,’” Maher tweeted.

Of course, that quickly led to a Fox Business host calling Maher “disgusting vile trash,” and others urging followers to boycott HBO, where Maher’s Real Time airs, the Los Angeles Times reports. The International Business Times notes that Maher had also tweeted about Tebow before Denver's Dec. 18 game, which the Broncos lost 41-23 to the New England Patriots. “If Tebow beats Tom Brady tomorrow, I will tweet ‘Jesus is king,’” Maher posted, adding, “No pressure, Tom.”

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Dec 30, 2011 7:00 PM CST
I don't find the joke offensive. But I don't find it funny either cos I have to wade through so many assumptions before I find that the pun is meaningless.
Dec 29, 2011 2:05 PM CST
Hyperbolic.. all of it. Maher thrives within his audience exactly because of stuff like this. It would be like saying Limbaugh is in "hot water" for saying something Rush Limbaugh would be expected to say.. like oil is good for plants etc.
Dec 29, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Well, I laughed, and I'm not an atheist and I don't care for most of his stuff. We do have freedom of speech still, right?