Bill Maher followed Bella Thorne while visiting her “Club Random” podcast yesterday, choosing the actress to open up about her anxiety.
After pouring herself a drink while dancing, Maher seems to spend the rest of the episode defaming herself, even interrupting Thorne as she tries to explain her struggles with mental health and being raise a family.
Differences started to happen when Thorne revealed that she had “fallen into weeds” due to her anxiety, which immediately agitated Maher. “What is it with you children and anxiety?” he asked the question. “What’s causing all the anxiety?”
Although Thorne tried to explain that “there’s always bad, bad, bad things everywhere you look,” Maher failed to do so. He argued with the presenter, saying it was an “unwarranted controversy” and that her generation “didn’t know what was going on in the world”.
“So how can you care that damn about what’s going on in the world?” Maher said. “I know what’s going on in the world! I should have anxiety! I follow, you don’t. You don’t know what the hell is going on in this world! What are you sad about? ”
He then tells Thorne that young children need to get off social media – that’s what leads to anxiety (and, obviously, cancellation). The real kick, however, comes as Maher continues to blow Thorne’s anxiety even as she has revealed about her father’s death and other childhood traumas.
“I think a lot of the most anxious people have the most privileged lives,” Maher said, prompting Thorne to protest ‘hm’. “Look at your life! Everyone wants it. Everyone wants to be you. “
The couple talks about young people ignoring some major world events (e.g. Ukraine, COVID, environmental disasters) to prioritize their mental health.
“I don’t know, I think it’s a very narrow way of thinking about trauma,” Thorne said, defending himself. “Everybody really has their trauma. What is happening in Ukraine is unpredictable – it is something else. But as painful as it is for every human being, I lost my father when I was eight. I was stripped down when I was growing up.”
“Infuriated!” Maher shot back, shocked.
But Thorne was still willing to have a more sober conversation about the real cause of her anxiety.
“Yeah. I’ve been through bad things, everyone goes through bad things,” she said. “When you look at a book, and you judge it by its cover, and you say, ‘ Oh, you know.'”
Although Maher tries to make it clear that he is not “judgmental” at all, Thorne tries to put the whole thing in his perspective. Real time host.
“We look at someone and say, ‘Oh, they have it all. They must be so happy. You have nothing to complain about in your life. ‘ Yeah, you know, they’re still with the therapist every day. They may have PTSD, trauma, and other things that haunt their dreams.”
“Everybody, even on any platform at any point in anyone’s life, we do it as a society. We look at someone and say, ‘Oh, they have it all. They must be so happy. You have nothing to complain about in your life,” she explains. “Yeah, you know, they’re still with the therapist every day. They may have PTSD, trauma, and other things that haunt their dreams.”
Again trying to redress the consequences, Maher admitted that sexual abuse was “a serious problem.” However, he refuses to acknowledge any of Thorne’s (or young people’s) concerns.
“Death in the family – it was hard growing up without a father, god, I can’t even tell you how hard it was,” Thorne said. “It’s too hard.”
Time and time again, Maher tried to help Thorne by telling her, “You don’t have to be sad.” Have the therapists tried this?
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