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

(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.”

Bill Maher performs at The Orleans Hotel & Casino July 2, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bill Maher performs at The Orleans Hotel & Casino July 2, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)
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