Bill Maher Compares Zayn Malik To Boston Marathon Bomber

We are no strangers to Bill Maher’s Islamophobia by now, and his suggestion that the former One Directioner, Zayn Malik, resembles the terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is just more of the same garbage. Zayn Malik was born in England and is half Pakistani, Dzhockhar Tsarnaev is Chechyan. One is a radical terrorist and one is a former member of an English boy band. But no matter, they are both totally the same right? No, they really aren’t and I personally don’t think they look anything alike except that they are both young dudes with dark hair.

Maher’s jokes make me groan audibly because they’re just not funny. I’m not even going to say that Maher is problematic, I’m just going to say that yes, he is Islamophobic, and also totally annoying and passé. Just look at his smug face up there. [Guardian]