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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.”

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.

Rev. Al Sharpton had this to say about Maher’s offensive joke.

And others, like Larry King, urged us to move on from the incident.

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.

Both Sasse and Maher have issued apologies, along with HBO, but is it enough?

TELL US: Should HBO fire Maher for his comments?

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