One thing they did find common ground on was political correctness and how, as Maher put it, “we were both shitcanned by major broadcast networks,” referencing how Maher was dumped by ABC following his comments about 9/11 and Kelly was dumped by NBC following her comments about blackface.

“I was shitcanned by ABC, you were shitcanned by NBC,” Maher said. “When that happened to you, I was angry for you, honestly.”

He told Kelly that “when individual instances come up, everybody is so afraid to stand up” and asked, “Who are these perfect people who have never made any mistakes?” Maher called it bullying from people who just want to “find the worst version of what a person is.”