Bill Maher Issues Apology
Everyone knows Bill Maher is a habitual line-stepper, but on Friday night’s episode of “Real Time” he went beyond the point of no return when he referred to himself as a “house n***er.”
Bill was chatting with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who was promoting his new book, “The Vanishing American Adult.”
When Sasse told Bill, “We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” Bill responded, “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n****r!”
See the clip below.
Bill Maher issued the following apology after having his entire existence dragged across social media:
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.
Quentin Schaffer, executive vice president for corporate communications at HBO, also released a statement condemning Bill’s use of a racial slur.
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.
I’m sure Kathy Griffin sent Bill flowers for taking the focus off of her stupidity.