For weeks, the left has been accusing people of racism for pointing out that the Wuhan Virus came from Wuhan, China.
It’s a stupid argument, and political correctness has no place in this discussion.
Even liberal Bill Maher is calling out the left for this foolishness.
FOX News reports:
Bill Maher blasts ‘PC’ uproar over ‘Chinese virus’ label: ‘We SHOULD blame China’
“Real Time” host Bill Maher slammed the “PC police” Friday night for overreacting to the “Chinese virus” labeling controversy.
As the coronavirus outbreak continued spreading across the U.S., President Trump and others sparked a national debate by referring to the disease as the “Chinese coronavirus” or the “Wuhan virus” because it began infecting people in Wuhan, China.
But critics of the labels called them “racist” and “xenophobic,” insisting such terms would incite hate crimes against Asian-Americans.
Maher mocked the complainers, listing several other illnesses that are named after their locations of origin — such as the West Nile virus, Spanish flu and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).
“You can’t yell at someone for breaking a rule you just made up,” he said, adding, “So why should China get a pass?”
The HBO star singled out Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., for condemning the term “Wuhan Virus” when he tweeted that the virus “is not constrained by country or race. Be just as stupid to call it the Milan Virus.”
“No, that would be way stupider because it didn’t come from Milan. And if it did, I guarantee we’d be calling it the Milan Virus,” Maher reacted. “Jesus F—ing Christ, can’t we even have a pandemic without getting offended?”
Watch the video below (strong language warning):
China is a dictatorship that, for decades, enforced a one child per family policy under penalty of forced sterilization. But they can't close down the farmer's market from hell? #CoronaVirus #WetMarkets pic.twitter.com/pvkfhdTk4i
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) April 11, 2020
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) April 11, 2020
It’s amazing that even Bill Maher is criticizing the left.