Bill Maher Calls Himself a 'House N*gga' on 'Real Time'

While talking to Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, Maher had a very aggressive response when asked to work in the fields.

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During a Friday night interview with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse on Real Time With Bill Maher, the show's eponymous host caused a stir when he said the N-word. 

Sasse invited Maher to his home state to "work in the fields with us." Maher answered, "Work in the fields? Senator, I'm a house nigga."

But really, @BillMaher has got to go. There are no explanations that make this acceptable.

— deray (@deray) June 3, 2017

Maher seemed to delight in his audience's discomfort, and followed up by saying, "It's a joke." Unsurprisingly, there were plenty of people who did not find the TV host's use of the slur funny.

Actually quite disgusting that you treat the term "House Nigger" with such cache! Really Bill Maher?? Keep your closet racist inside PLEASE

— Real Marsha Wright® (@marshawright) June 3, 2017

lol! People are shocked that Bill Maher is racist?!

— k (@k4dl) June 3, 2017

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Others pointed out that Maher has made racially insensitive comments before.

The Real Time host is no stranger to controversy. He hosted alt-right posterboy Milo Yiannopoulos on his show back in February. In addition, he has a long history of insulting Islam, as you can see in the video below, compiled by the Grayzone Project.


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