Bill Mahers parting quip Friday night about the paternity of his "Real Time" guest Ronan Farrow had many fans shouting the joke a "cheap laugh" that "crossed the line".
In a vanity fair in the 2013 story, Farrow's mother, actress Mia Farrow, revealed that Ronan's biological father was "possibly" her ex-husband Frank Sinatra, and not Woody Allen. Since then, Farrow's resemblance to the late crooner has given speculative chats that the Pulitzer Award-Winning Writer has contradicted.
At the end of Farrow's interview with Maher on Friday, the comedian applauded the journalist's first book – "War of Peace: the End of Diplomacy and the Reduction of American Influences" ̵
"Great Work on a Number of Fronts", told HBO host Farrow, adding: "Of course, you have the unmatched compassion of your mother. .. and your father's strong ambition … anybody. "  Farrow's entire interview is above, including the reaction to Maher's comment.
Although the journalist has joke about the former tweeting at the time "Listen, we are all * possibly * Frank Sinatra's son," some on Twitter thought there was nothing to laugh.
"I like Bill, but the comment about Farrow's father was rude and crossed the line." wrote on Twitter users. Here are some others.
I like Bill, but this comment about Farrow's father was rude and trampled across the line.
– Read more ???? April 28, 2018
Why the indispensable jab at the end of another good conversation with Ronan Farrow?
– Armen (@ jibkat1) April 28, 2018
I would not blame Ronan if he never did your show again. This amazingly brilliant man does not deserve the low comment you made just for a cheap laugh. So disrespectful Bill. There is a time and a place, and you have wrongly calculated it!
– Deb from IL ???????????????????? (@MyRedBeetle) April 28, 2018
Dude, he looks freakishly like Sinatra. Just saying …
– Karen Deering (@KarenEDeering) April 28, 2018
Can not even believe he went there
– Travel Pic Fix (@travelpicfix) 28th April 2018
He can be a total cock, but speak so much truth, I can review it.
– Regina Stultz (@ReginaStultz) April 28, 2018
– lightly there coconuts (@notthebadplace) April 28, 2018
It was flat out catty.
– Margo Jones (@ 3DTruth) April 28, 2018