HBO responded to Bill Maher’s use of the N-word in a statement calling his actions “inexcusable” and “tasteless”
Read the full statement below:
“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.”
Bill Maher has since apologized for his poor choice of words. 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. 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.”
For anyone who didn’t hear his comment. Maher dropped an N-bomb while speaking with his guest Sen. Ben Sasse.
Maher said, “I’ve got to get to Nebraska more.”
“You’re welcome. We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” joked Sasse.
“Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n**ger,” responded Maher.
Ben Sasse reprimanded Maher in a series of tweets:
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