Bill Maher said in a video published Wednesday that his "lifelong Liam Neeson fandom has ended," due to the actor's emphatic support for New York City's horse-drawn carriages.
"I can't stand to look at him," the HBO host said in the video published by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "I don't know, maybe if I was on a plane, I would watch one of his movies."
"Why a guy would go out of his way to champion animal abuse, I have no idea. I mean, maybe you can feel it, but just shut up. I just don't get making that your cause," he said.
Mr. Maher explained a scenario in which he once had to transfer hotels because the smell of manure at Central Park constantly reminded him of animal abuse.
"I had to move the hotel to some place where I wasn't thinking about it all the time," he told PETA. "It's obvious. If anyone has ever seen a horse run wild, even in movies or whatever, you know that's the furthest from the way these animal should be. I mean they have a wonderful spirit and to get them to do that job, you have to completely break it."
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