‘Real Time’ Host Bill Maher Tells Lin-Manuel Miranda To ‘Stop The Apologizing’
Maher was referring to Miranda’s reaction to criticism of his new film, In the Heights.
People criticized the film because of its lack of darker-colored Puerto Ricans.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 14, 2021
“You’re the guy who made the founding fathers black and Hispanic! I don’t think you have to apologize to Twitter,” said Maher.
Miranda was the film’s composer, lyricist, producer, co-writer and star. He apologized for the lack of “dark-skinned Afro-Latino representation.”
“The committee that makes note of everyone’s skin tone took note of it,” Maher continued. “Do I think that he really thinks he should apologize? I don’t. I think that he just wants to avoid the news cycle, and I don’t blame him.”
“I mean he’s a Latino making a Latino movie with a Latino cast,” he said. “Not good enough. Nothing is ever good enough for these people. They’re like children. We don’t raise our children right and it’s reflected in the media. No one ever tells their children, ‘Shut the f— up. Sit down. Listen to your elders!”