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Steve-O Was Supposed To Go On Bill Maher's Podcast But Had To Cancel Because He Refused To Stop Smoking Pot During The Recording

Source - Steve-O said on a recent episode of his “Wild Ride!” podcast that he had to turn down a request to appear on Bill Maher‘s podcast because Maher allegedly refused not to smoke pot during the interview. “Jackass” alum Steve-O is 16 years sober. Maher is often seen smoking marijuana during his “Club Random” podcast interviews.

“I’m a clean and sober guy. It’s very important that I maintain my sobriety, it’s approaching 16 years,” Steve-O said on his own podcast. “I am about to be sweet 16. Really, there’s nothing I value more than my sobriety. There’s nothing more that I protect than my recovery. I found it kind of upsetting when the Bill Maher podcast reached out and he smokes pot the whole time while he interviews people. I said I’d happily go on there, but while I’m on, out of respect for my sobriety, could he refrain from smoking pot. He said no and that’s a dealbreaker.”

There are two ways of thinking about this. The first is that it's Bill Maher's house and he can do whatever the fuck he wants. Don't like it? Leave. The second way, which I'm leaning toward, is that Bill refusing to stop smoking is a dick move. It's an hour out of the day, dude. You're interviewing one of the most notorious addicts of all time - you can't give it rest? No one is going to forget that you're a "cool older liberal/conservative/whatever the fuck you are." Your imagine will not be ruined if you don't have a joint in your hand for one minute. Honestly, the fact that you make it point to smoke every show seems try-hard. And I like Bill too, I just think this is a weird move. So did Steve-O...

Steve-O appeared shocked that Maher would not forgo smoking marijuana for one interview, especially because Steve-O had appeared on other podcasts where the host was a marijuana enthusiast but agreed to respect his sobriety.

“Mike Tyson’s podcast is called ‘Hotboxin,'” Steve-O said. “Be real! All of these prolific potheads, I’ve been on their shows and it wasn’t so important to them to blow marijuana smoke in my face, but for Bill Maher it was a dealbreaker.”

What's even more strange is that Maher didn't smoke in front of Sheryl Crow when she was on his show, so why is Steve-O any different? Who knows? To each their own. Chances are this never even got to Maher's desk. Someone on his team probably replied to an email saying Bill always smokes to matter what. Hopefully that person is out of the job.