Comedian Bill Maher dropped the N-word during his live HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher” on June 2 (video below).
Maher was interviewing Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska who asked the host: “Would you like to come work in the field with us?” notes Variety.
Maher replied, “Work in the fields? Senator, I am a house n—-. No, it’s a joke.”
There were laughs, claps and groans from the audience; Sasse was one of the laughers.
Deray McKesson, one of the main voices of the Black Lives Matter movement, tweeted his disgust: “But really, [BillMaher] has got to go. There are no explanations that make this acceptable. And why did the audience think it was okay to laugh? And Ben Sasse doesn’t even flinch. What is happening in the world?”
There was more outrage from Twitter users, notes RawStory.com:
I used to love bill maher smh.
I’m of the opinion that no joke, regardless how funny you may THINK it is (Maher is a funny bastard!) is worth hurting a friend.
Kathy Griffin: I really f***** up in an attempt to gain attention. Bill Maher: Hold my joint….#RealTime #HouseWhat?
Somebody tell Bill Maher that just bcaus brainwashed rappers tell the world that it’s okay or “cool” to say (cont).
And Ben Sasse & the audience chuckle along with Bill Maher’s racism…
Just a quick reminder that Bill Maher is trash.
Can y’all stop being so damn offended? Its a meaningless word used by everyone. Who gives a f*** if Bill Maher said it or not? It was funny.
It’s interesting how a liberal like Bill Maher is excoriated by other leftists over this joke. It seems that there is no longer a unity among the ranks over these things, and certain liberals are breaking off from the herd. In the past only conservatives would be trashed over a joke like this, and in this case, a conservative senator, who did not even say the word, but laughed along with the audience because all involved knew right away it was used as a joke against the very nature of how that word has been used in the past.
For now, it’s a racial divide among the liberal herd. Soon, the other splinter groups that make up liberalism will split as well, and before you know it, liberalism will be at war with itself. There is a God.
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