Bill Maher's use of 'N-word' is no joke
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Июн 04, 2017,
Июн 04, 2017, 21:37
He has created controversy for his views on religion, particularly Islam, and lost his ABC show, "Politically Incorrect", after remarks he made in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
He said: "Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I'm up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn't have said on my live show. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry", he said in a statement to Variety Saturday after the cable network denounced his use of the derogatory word for African Americans on his program". The quick-to-offend group of so-called liberals took issue with his use of the n-word during an interview with Republican Senator Ben Sasse. Maher's quip has since garnered an apology from the host and a flurry of debate around the n-word and who should use it. Mike's statements have been equally as dissected and it too has sparked discussions online that have bordered on tense.
Sasse invited Maher to come to his state and "work in the fields with us".
Maher made a distinction between slaves that toiled in fields and slaves that were allowed to work indoors, using the slur to refer to himself as the latter.
HBO previously announced that "Real Time" has already been renewed through 2018.
There are no indications that HBO will fire Maher.
In this photo provided by HBO, Bill Maher, right, speaks with Sen. "We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airing of the show", the network said in a statement. The problem with Kathy Griffin holding up a fake bloody, severed head of Trump this week was that it involved violent imagery.