Bill Maher and HBO Respond to Use of N-Word on Air
Bill Maher is back in the headlines after using the N-word on his show while speaking with Republican Senator Ben Sasse on Friday.
HBO responded to the situation, and according to People Magazine said:
"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."
Mediaite is reporting Maher's own statement in which he says:
"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."
Senator Sasse responded on Twitter where he says he wished he had done something more and explained why the word was inappropriate.
(4of4)- Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 3, 2017
"...The history of the n-word is an attack on universal human dignity. It's therefore an attack on the American Creed. Don't use it." https://t.co/kEZm5vPFHK
Maher headlined his first special in 1989 and has starred in ten HBO solo specials to date. He is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show "VICE," which is now in its fifth season on HBO.