Bill Maher is all over the news for something he said last night during his HBO show.
Bill Maher just called himself a "House Nigger" and the audience applauded. #RealTime #Racist #FamousLastWords #FuckBillMaher pic.twitter.com/r85v4Ygqkd— James Burgos (@jamesburgos) June 3, 2017
It sounds like he may have said "nigga", but, regardless, a white guy using the N-word like that is bound to provoke some strong responses.
One of those comes from Chance The Rapper, who suggests Maher should be taken off the air.
Please @HBO Do Not Air Another Episode Of Real Time With Bill Maher.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) June 3, 2017
Here are some more responses:
if you excuse bill maher's racism and islamophobia because he rips trump regularly, you're not any better than hannity shilling for trump— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 3, 2017
*looks at twitter* ah i see bill maher was upset that kathy griffin was getting all the attention— andy levy (@andylevy) June 3, 2017
But really, @BillMaher has got to go. There are no explanations that make this acceptable. pic.twitter.com/K5XlEjekQ9— deray mckesson (@deray) June 3, 2017
The one black person in the studio audience after Bill Maher said the N-Word on his show pic.twitter.com/W6zWjKAXTj— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 3, 2017
Bill Maher didn't use the n-word. The n-word ends in "er." And it's about time we end the double standard of who can, and can't use words.— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) June 3, 2017
Bill Maher must be fired immediately for his racism and belittling the struggle of millions of black Americans— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) June 3, 2017
What do you think? Did Maher cross a line you can't cross, or does the Twitter outrage brigade need to take a step back?