More like Boston wrong, Bill Maher.
The host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” took a shot at Bostonians during Friday’s episode while speaking with disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner regarding the Red Sox World Series parade on Nov. 2, which drew millions of baseball fanatics to Fenway Park months after the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15.
During the parade, Red Sox players Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia displayed the team’s special bond with the city as they placed the trophy at the marathon’s finish line before covering it with a “Boston Strong 617” jersey, Boston.com reports.
"I mean, your city was not leveled by Godzilla."
- Bill Maher
"I also saw, so the Red Sox won the World Series, congratulations Red Sox," Maher said to Weiner. "So the parade, they go to the place where the marathon bombing took place, they put the World Series statue there and they sing 'God Bless America' and they say 'Boston strong' and they chant 'U-S-A,' you know. It was again, a bad day, three people died, that's terrible. More were maimed, that's horrible, but unfortunately that happens every day, in car accidents and everything else. I mean, your city was not leveled by Godzilla."
Weiner, long the target of late-night comedians for his well-publicized online dalliances, replied: “I don’t know … such a nice moment, what’s wrong with you?”
The World Series victory — which marked the first time the Sox won a title at home since Babe Ruth was in the lineup — capped an emotional season for the Red Sox, beginning with April’s attack that left three people dead and more than 260 wounded. Many players wore "Boston Strong" logos on their left sleeves and a giant "B Strong" logo was mowed into Fenway's outfield.
"We needed this," Mark Porcaro, of Boston, told The Associated Press. "They were an easy team to get behind because they stood up for us when we needed them most."