The conversation began with Thorne explaining how her battle with anxiety is what led to her starting a weed company, Forbidden Flowers.
“I fell into weed because of like severe stomach issues and anxiety,” she said. “Like crippling anxiety and weed has really changed my life.”
From there, the controversial comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher took aim at Thorne’s struggle with anxiety.
“What is it with you kids and anxiety?” Maher asked. “What is causing all the anxiety?”
“I think everything,” Thorne replied. “The way that the world is now it’s constant bad, bad, bad everywhere you look is so bad.”
Maher proceeded to attack Thorne’s battle with anxiety, calling out her generation for not knowing “what’s going on in the world.”
“I find this to be a very disingenuous argument because your generation doesn’t know what’s going on in the world!” Maher said. “So how can you be that fucking concerned about what’s going on in the world! I know what’s going on in the world! I should have the anxiety! I follow it, you kids don’t follow it. You don’t know what the fuck is going on in the world! What are you upset about?”
Thorne attempted to defend her generation, saying that “we’re hearing it and we’re vocal about it,” to which Maher responded, “I think a lot of the people who are the most anxious have the most privileged lives. Look at your life! Everybody wants it. Everybody wants to be you.”