Bill Maher wants to bring Milo Yiannopoulos back for another appearance on HBO’s “Real Time.”
Maher received criticism for inviting the controversial, alt-right commentator as a guest on the late-night talk show in February. Days after Yiannopoulos’ appearance, controversial remarks about pedophilia from a podcast forced Yiannopoulos to resign as editor from conservative media outlet Breitbart.
His appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference was also canceled and his book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster shelved.
In an interview with Esquire’s Stephen Rodrick, Maher revealed he wants to give Yiannopoulos a second chance.
“Now Maher says that he’d like to help rescue Yiannopoulos from his tumble out of the spotlight. ‘I actually want to have him back,’ Maher told me. ‘I don’t think he would be that hard to bring around to a much more reasonable position.'(Yiannopoulos says another appearance is in the works.),” Rodrick writes.
The interview was conducted before Maher came under fire for using a racial slur on “Real Time” last week.