Bill Maher Refers To Himself As A House N*gger
People are calling for Bill Maher’s firing after he used a racial slur during an interview. The Late-night comedian used the word n*gger, while interviewing Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on his HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. During a segment in the show, Sasse invited Maher to visit Nebraska after the two talked how adults in California still dress up for Halloween. The senator told the comic,
We’d love to have you work in the fields with us.
Work in the fields? Senator, I am a house n*gger.
Maher quickly asserted,
It’s a joke.
See the clip.
Maher is now receiving backlash on social media. See a few reactions below.
The one black person in the studio audience after Bill Maher said the N-Word on his show pic.twitter.com/W6zWjKAXTj
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 3, 2017
So a flag is racist, a tiger is racist and a schools named after Madison is racist, but a Democrat using the N word isn’t…
— Liberal Covfefe (@realDayBreaker) June 3, 2017
Bill Maher is a pervert racist! ? Met him at Playboy Mansion party & he said to me, “Too bad you’re not a nigg*er bi*ch or I’d fu*k you.” ?
— Robbin Young (@Robbin_Young) June 3, 2017
A whole lot of “the only time I talk about racism is to tell black people to shut up talking about racism” folks out today for Bill Maher.
— Rod (@rodimusprime) June 3, 2017
The worst part will be when Bill Maher uses the “I’m a comedian” excuse and acts like he doesn’t know what all of the fuss is about.
— Ryan Topham (@BurglerBooks) June 3, 2017
Was Maher’s joke funny or offensive?