HBO condemned Maher’s use of the N-Word during his “Real Time” show this past Friday, calling it ‘inexcusable’. Maher issued an apology Saturday for his remarks. He also claimed he had ‘trouble sleeping’ Friday night because of the incident.
Maher was having a back-and-forth with Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., when the senator invited the liberal talk-show host to visit his state.
“We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” Sasse joked.
Maher responded, “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house [expletive].”
Some in the audience groaned and a few clapped. Maher appeared to quickly reassure the audience and said, “No, it’s a joke.”
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