Bill Maher started off his show by tearing into Will Smith and his wife before arguing that Jada Pinkett Smith should have “just put on a f***ing wig like everybody else at the Oscars.”
Maher said Jada Pinkett Smith should “thank God” that alopecia is her biggest medical concern.
“I got your back Will, stay strong. April fools you’re a d*ck,” the “Real Time” host said during his opening monologue.
“Look, I’m not here to humiliate Will Smith, he gets enough of that at home.”
It didn’t get any better for the Hollywood power couple when Maher spoke to his panelists, attorney Laura Coates and former presidential and New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang.
Maher reminded the Smiths that if alopecia was their biggest health issue they should consider themselves lucky.
“Can I ask about alopecia?” Maher asked his panel.
“Because I must admit, when I, first, I saw the thing on TV, then I go to the Vanity Fair party, great party.
“And then I didn’t hear about it until then that she had, but you don’t know she had alopecia, and I had heard this word, but it was vague in my mind what it was.
“So I went like, ‘Oh, well, that’s a very different thing.’
“And then I found out what it is, and I’m like, ‘Oh, no, it’s not that different.’
“I mean, if you are so lucky in life as to have that be your medical problem, just say ‘thanks, God.’
“It’s not life-threatening,” the host pointed out.
“You know, it’s part of, for most people, 80 percent of men, 50 percent of it’s part of aging, of aging is.
“Trust me, I know, it’s the degradation of the flesh.
“It happens to all of us.
“And, you know, just put on a f**king wig like everybody else at the Oscars if it bothers you so much.”
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) April 2, 2022