Maher mocks John Mellencamp for claiming only ‘1 or 2%’ of black people today live better than slaves

Leftist comedian Bill Maher sat down with singer John Mellencamp who bizarrely claimed during the “Club Random” podcast that only “1 or 2%” of blacks today live better than slaves.

Things got touchy when Mellencamp made the claim on Monday and Maher clapped back hard over it.

The claim came after the singer revealed that he had written a song called “From the Cotton Field to the Playing Fields” that he never recorded because he believed it was “wrong.” Its message evidently dealt with white people loving black entertainers whom they often exploit.

“I would say that the playing fields are a lot better than the cotton fields,” Maher commented. “That’s what I would say about that. Maybe I’m crazy, John, but it seems like making no money as a slave picking cotton — it was not as good as playing left field for the Yankees.”

(Video Credit: Club Random Podcast)

Mellencamp insisted that there is “no doubt” that “1 or 2% of black people” in America “have a better life.”

“Oh, stop, that’s what you think?” Maher asked, incredulous. “1 or 2%?”

“OK, let’s say 10%. I just pulled a number out of my a**,” Mellencamp responded.

Maher humorously informed Mellencamp that is where his opinion “belongs.”

As Mellencamp reiterated that he simply pulled the statistic out of thin air, Maher informed him his claim was “just not true.”

The interview veered into even more strangeness as Mellencamp asserted that the Second Amendment should be altered so that guns could be forcibly taken from Americans.

“All I’m saying is that a good place to start is to get these f***ing guns away from people,” Mellencamp contended. “Just because it’s the Second Amendment, change this — and people go, ‘You can’t change the Second Amendment.’ F*** you can, it’s an amendment. Change it.”

Maher told Mellencamp he needed to be “realistic,” and informed him “That’s never going to happen in America.”

“If they start showing these f***ing kids laying there dead, it will,” Mellencamp insisted.

Maher again disagreed with Mellencamp, telling him that people who love guns “love them on a level” that some can’t understand. He called it a “primal” and “personal issue.”

It’s like pot smokers are with pot. It’s very in our personal space, and the idea of taking it away — liberals are always at a disadvantage with this issue because it’s not a visceral issue to say, ‘Guns are bad.’ It’s visceral to be like, ‘This thing I like they’re going to take from me.’ I don’t think you’re ever going to change that. They’re not going to rewrite the Second Amendment,” Maher asserted.

Mellencamp has been slapped over the years by both sides of the political aisle. However, this interview stands out in its radical leanings and baffling logic even for Mellencamp.

Last May, the singer was blasted by the left for writing about homelessness and drugs in Portland, Oregon.

In November of last year, Mellencamp was pictured sitting during the national anthem at an Indianapolis Colts-Philadelphia Eagles game.

Even those who love Mellencamp’s music can’t help but feel disappointed over his political inaneness:

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