Saturday, June 3, 2017

#BillMaher apologizes for using the 'N'-word on his show! [vid]

If you are a CHAMPION for BLACK people and the rights of BLACK PEOPLE, you can not be FLIPPANT with the use of racial slurs in in jest...I had to start by saying that. Bill Maher should have KNOWN better....;
The HBO late-night host Bill Maher apologized on Saturday for using a racial epithet during an interview with Senator Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska, on a live broadcast of his show on Friday night. HBO denounced the remark as “completely inexcusable and tasteless,” and said it would be edited out of future airings.

[via NYTimes]
Shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, Mr. Maher, the comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” was talking to Mr. Sasse on his program about the boundaries between adolescence and maturity, and how adults in California still dress up for Halloween.

When Mr. Sasse said this did not happen in his state, Mr. Maher said, “I’ve got to get to Nebraska more.”

Mr. Sasse replied: “You’re welcome. We’d love to have you work in the fields with us.”

Mr. Maher said: “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house nigger. No, it’s a joke.”

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Maher said Saturday in a statement: “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. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.”

HBO issued its own statement on Saturday, saying, “Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless. We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show.”

The episode comes at a highly charged political moment, and at a time when comedians are facing increasing scrutiny for the political content of their material.

Last month, Stephen Colbert, the host of “The Late Show” on CBS, was criticized for a crude monologue joke he made that implied a sexual relationship between President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

And this week, CNN ended its association with Kathy Griffin, the comedian and co-host of its annual New Year’s Eve program, after she appeared in a photograph holding what looked like Mr. Trump’s bloody, decapitated head. (Ms. Griffin has since apologized. Her lawyers say she is being investigated by the Secret Service.)

I don't think he will be fired. BUT there will be FALL OUT...

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