In this segment, reporting on Milo Yiannapoulos’s appearance on Bill Maher’s show, the headline is that Larry Wilmore tells Yiannapoulos to “go f— yourself.”
Wilmore said that after Milo successfully pisses a panel of guests off by calling them stupid and telling Maher he should get higher IQ guests on his show.
If you watch the video, you see that Larry elicits a strong crowd response when he does this, which is sad.
What would a better response from Larry have been? How about, “Milo, maybe I am stupid. Could you explain to why you think that so we can all know?”
Why isn’t this a common response in such situations? Because that would mean Larry would be open to hearing something that might change his mind. Which he’s not. Nor are all the folks who cheered on Larry’s 7th grade-level response.