When speaking about Jada, Maher said, “If you are so lucky in life as to have that be your medical problem, just say ‘Thank God,’” The statement was in reference to Jada revealing she had alopecia. Jada’s shaved head was something she addressed a week before the Oscars.
Maher continued saying, “It’s not life-threatening. It’s part of – for most people, 80% of men, 50% of women – it’s part of aging. Aging is, trust me, I know, it’s the degradation of the flesh. It happens to all of us.” The controversy in Maher’s monologue came once he gave some advice to Jada that many viewed as insensitive. “And you know, just put on a f**king wig like everybody else at the Oscars if it bothers you so much,” said Maher. Take a look at his entire monologue above.