the comments on his popular HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher
, telling Bostonians that their city had not been "leveled by Godzilla."
The Real Time
host had said that while what had happened was bad, that bad things do in general happen:
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.
Bill Maher has been known for his often controversial remarks. After the 9/11 attacks, he drew widespread criticism after arguing
that the 9-11 hijackers were not cowards, as it took more courage to fly a plane into a building than lobbying missiles from miles away.