June 5, 2017
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This is what happens when we invite people to the cookout a little too prematurely.
During an interview with Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Senator invited HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher to work in “the fields,” to which he responded, “work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house ni**er.”
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 3, 2017
News spread of the talk show host’s joke and everyone from activist DeRay McKesson and Chance The Rapper aired their frustration about the host’s remarks.
Please @HBO Do Not Air Another Episode Of Real Time With Bill Maher.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) June 3, 2017
Rev. Al Sharpton had this to say about Maher’s offensive joke.
— Reverend AI Sharpton (@ReverendAI) June 4, 2017
And others, like Larry King, urged us to move on from the incident.
I've been a friend of @billmaher's for years and there's not a racist bone in his body. Let's accept his apology and move on.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) June 3, 2017
But this isn’t the first time Maher has come under fire for his opinion on African-Americans. Remember when he alluded to Wayne Brady and Barack Obama not being black in 2013? Brady’s response was epic.
— Jorge 🇺🇸 MAGA (@AmericanMex067) June 3, 2017
TELL US: Should HBO fire Maher for his comments?