Wow. I am beyond baffled at this. A liberal, yes LIBERAL, “comedian” (if you can even call him that) thought it would be a good idea to make a racial “joke.” He is quickly finding out that it was not funny and he isn’t laughing anymore.
Maher was speaking with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, and they seemed to be joking back and forth. Sasse invited Maher to visit Nebraska and said, “We’d love to have you work in the fields with us.”
The harmless commentary turned ugly quickly as Maher responded, “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house [expletive].”
He then quickly reassured the audience that it was a joke after he saw the negative response. In my experience in life, if you ever have to explain that your malicious statement is a joke, then you’re probably the only one who found it funny.
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 3, 2017
Sasse is also reciting some backlash due to the fact that he did not address the comment, and they quickly moved on to another subject.
I understand that people think Sasse should have said something, but at the same time, he was probably shocked and did not know what to say in a moment like that.
The New York Times reported that the word was not cut out during HBO’s rebroadcast at midnight.
Maher was criticized last month for comments he made about President Trump and his daughter Ivanka.
Maher made his most recent controversial comments the same week Kathy Griffin faced fallout for a video showing her posing with a likeness of Trump’s severed head.
Griffin says the video was meant to be a pointed comeback to Trump’s remark last summer that journalist Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of wherever.”
Maybe now the people of the left will see that the people they look to, really aren’t as shiny as they believe. That comment was offensive and uncalled for. Maher just alienated a massive amount of his viewers.
Will HBO nix Maher? Only time will tell. They would be smart to let him go.