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Bella Thorne fans slam Bill Maher for ‘insensitive’ podcast interview

Bella Thorne’s fans have slammed Bill Maher for being “insensitive” to the actor when she opened up about her anxiety.

In the episode of Monday (April 11). Club Random PodcastActor Thorne revealed details about her health issues and “crippling anxiety” and how it “fell into the weeds”.

“Weed has really changed my life,” she said.

Maher then questioned them Time is up Star and said: “What about you kids and scared?”

“What’s causing all the fear?” he asked.

Thorne tried to explain, saying that it was “constantly bad, bad, bad everywhere you look,” when Maher interrupted her by saying it was a “disingenuous argument” and that her generation “don’t know.” what’s going on in the world”. .

“So how can you be so damn worried about what’s going on in the world?” he asked. “I know what’s going on in the world! I should be afraid! I follow him, you children do not follow him. You don’t know what the hell is going on in the world! What are you annoyed about? What is the problem in the world?”

Thorne replied, saying: “I think it’s definitely things that we know what’s going on. We don’t necessarily always know the full story 100 percent, but yes, we see it, we hear it, [and] We talk about it.”

Shortly after the interview aired, many fans berated Maher for having “a lack of empathy” for sensitive issues.

“It’s really low to make fun of someone’s emotional and mental struggles,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Another person added: “Sometimes @billmaher says and does things that are absolutely right but THIS is gross. Show some damn empathy.”

raw history Editor Bob Brigham wrote, “‘I know what’s going on in the world!’ is the funniest thing Bill Maher has said in a long time.”

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“As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life, this makes me incredibly angry. And it makes me hate him even more. How dare he,” wrote another person.

The Independent has reached out to Maher’s rep for comment.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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