Bill Maher

Hours after troubled comedienne Kathy Griffin played the victim at an awkward news conference on Friday, HBO host Bill Maher took some of the heat off of her by using a racist slur.

The controversial 'Real Time With Bill Maher' host was interviewing Republican Senator Ben Sessa about his book when the conversation turned to adults celebrating Halloween.

The senator told Maher that adults dressing up in costumes was frowned upon in Nebraska. "We don't do that quite as much," he said with a grin.

When Maher said he had to get to Nebraska more often, Sasse told him he'd be welcome, adding with a smile, "We'd love to have you work in the fields with us."

Feigning surprise, Maher shook his head, saying "Work in the fields?" Then he threw up his hands and said, Senator, I'm a house nigger."

The audience groaned, then laughed when Maher said, "It's a joke."

The outrage and condemnation was swift on Twitter.com, where Maher was the #1 trending topic in the U.S. overnight.

Some left-wingers tried to contain the damage by claiming Maher used the less incendiary word "nigga," but Root writer Monique Judge was not convinced.

"He said ‘n—er’ with a HARD ASS Rrrrrrrrrruh, so that makes this extra offensive,” she tweeted, adding that Maher's show "needs to be canceled."

One Twitter user reminded Black Twitter that the Republican party was originally created to abolish slavery -- and that the Democrats was the party of the KKK who fought tooth and nail to keep slavery alive.

HBO had no comment on the Maher situation last night.
















  • millz

    another sprite uproar...

  • Elevated Soul

    No shock here....White liberals are some of the most vile racists out here and unfortunately many Blacks that cape for them,are taking on their characteristics due to manipulation.

    Malcolm X couldn't stand white liberals because he knew they were racist hypocrites .

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and he on HBO Bill MAher cool with me... if you ever seen his show you will know what I mean... this is why he is on HBO ... republicans hate Bill with a passion this man goes in... males republicans look like preschool level education ... he show is hilarious ... but yet honest in his own way... Chile ... Bill ain't stutting republicans he they probably trying to get folks to turn against Bill... Chile Bill has no chill bout the republicans ...

  • GuestSTAR

    Hubby and I were watching and as soon as he said it, I knew sht was gonna hit the fan. I was like, 'O boy here we go'.
    Every week Bill Maher makes Republicans look like lying, bumbling, hypocritical idiots, but with humor and truth. He is hilarious and his 'New Rules' is on point, makes sense.
    He doesn't let Dems off the hook either and doesn't have a problem with letting them know when they focked up as well.

  • Coy little wink

    So if a black person calls himself a cracker or a cavedemon is that a problem?

    I'm just trying to understand

  • growingviolet

    I get the whole thing that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. At the same time Bill Maher is a racist piece of garbage. He get's a pass because he sleeps w/ black women and attack Republicans. When black people get into their faux outrage over some whites using the word but then give trash like Maher a pass it makes us look like assholes. No whites (or blacks to be straight up about it) should be using that word. I cannot stand Bill Maher's smug ass.

  • Ni Ni

    That's just Bill. I used to watch his show late nights before they took him off ABC ( i think was the network).
    I'm not offended by this joke at all.

  • NicoleZee

    Whether he was joking or not, he shouldn't have said it, period. I don't mind jokes and profanity but using racial slurs against ANYONE of ANY race should never be tolerated, joke or not. Not funny at all. From what I hear, Maher is racist/prejudiced against Muslims and other groups of people as well. All of this is very sad. Hating and fearing someone because of where they come from is nothing but ignorance at its best. SMDH

  • Justlooknout

    He a liberal, I use to watch him. He is outwardly rascist and uses jokes to "mask" it. Sorry it's Not cool, I.don't care how much black ass he gets. WHITE men cant say nigher, nigga, negro. Shit don't even say nite nite to me

  • Wile E. Coli

    jeeezuz. No, he was FIRED from ABC. He's a stupid klutz and his audience is even dumber than he is.

  • Wile E. Coli

    no. And actually, this isn't a problem either. The word is used all day long on some TV channels and frankly, it means nothing anymore.

  • Wile E. Coli

    nailed it.

  • Wile E. Coli

    "using racial slurs against ANYONE of ANY race should never be tolerated,"

    lol. You're here though.

  • Wile E. Coli

    People of any color can say anything they want to and you have no control over it. Words. Not sticks and stones. People need to grow a pair and live with it.

  • Indies beauty

    I was going to post something about context.... but there's no around it. I don't feel offended but the joke was In bad taste. I don't think he should be fired,but a
    Sincere apology will suffice for me.

  • NicoleZee

    I'm trying to figure out how any idiot finds this funny, cute, or normal. Some Black people are on Twitter defending him, very sad. I get that we have freedom of speech, but hate speech is simply wrong. He should have been fired years ago. I don't get why any network supports people like him. Sick, disgusting, and very disheartening

  • Sexy CJ
  • Justlooknout

    Well I am living with what I like and don't like. I dont like what he said. PERIOD

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    hell no he let's no one off the hook that's why I like him.... ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile ??? a racist lawd

  • Hookedonblinds

    I am so positive that there are more important things going wrong to complain about it then a comedian making a joke.

  • Wile E. Coli

    That's the point. You don't have to like it . I don't. But I can't start dictating what people can say because of their race. That, is even worse than the words themselves.

  • AlwaysPi7

    ITA with Micahel A's tweet, Maher think he is down because he likes to smut with black women, which is questionable in and of itself. Really don't care for this douche, and to think many years ago I thought he was cool but you live and you learn

  • AlwaysPi7

    Yep, I peeped his vitriol for black men, long time ago.
    The way he constantly disrespects people's faith etc etc etc

  • MsPam

    Can't stand this Mofo! But some black folks this is what happens when you give out that "black card". Some of y'all get excited when people of different races acts "black". But criticizes other blacks if they speak well, "they trying to act white". He gets a pass because he likes black women?! I wonder how he talks to him?! I'm sure D.L. " The Midget" Huguely will come out and defend him like he did for Kathy Griffin.

  • MsPam

    For those who say it way a joke, yeah right! Black folks are always the butt of the jokes and black folks thinks it's okay?! Really? Remember the white man took the house knee grow away from their dark field knee grow to turn us against one another. Yeah give poor Massa Bill a break it was a joke! Knee grow please!

  • tanya30060

    I know a lot more white niggas than black ones!!!

  • Clock

    The pinks are losing their minds. I'm scared ? Just crazy for no reason.

  • MsPam

    Your post is part of the problem!

  • MsPam

    Speak for yourself! Nigga

  • Soda

    I'm not defending Maher but I wonder if it was DL Hughley or another Black person who said this, would you still think it was wrong? Probably not, why? Because he's Black, he gets a pass and you do consider him to be a n----er. If you use the word you're just as bad as anyone else who uses it. Save the long used explanation that Blacks use it as a term of endearment, that pronouncing it with 'ga' instead of 'r' at the end makes a difference. It's still the same word and you look stupid being offended by a word you answer to and use to address people who look like you.

  • bemetoo

    i like bill but this is what happens when yt gets comfortable with the melanated

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    And how you get offended by some shyt on cable television . Premium channel... Guess folks wanted people jobs down there at the HBo when they premiered 12 years a slave ... Nigg.... er was all up through there as it is any many movies and shows on this network .... do folks use logic or get butt hurt over any little thing.... oh he white must be bad I guess .... Chile miss me with this shyt here ... Apologizing for offensive language on HBo ... Did folks as producers to cut Dexter on showtime chile ... A got dayum serial killer by the way that was my shyt ... Manufactured crisis a stupid one at that... which most are SMH ??

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    These celebrity YT folks getting out of hand...where is this all heading?

  • Vonn

    Fugg Bill & his big a$$ cocaine sniffing nose.

  • dontgetblocked

    Wow! I read about this and was offended. But hearing it. He actually tried to put a "black" accent on it. Whatever! White people don't like us but stupid blacks keep supporting them and the Democratic party.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    They demonstrating their ancestral white supremacy behavior.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    But are these comedians really joking?

  • hottlanta

    What is a "black accent". Did Rosanne talk with a "white accent" on her show. I guess Republican Jeff Sessions is talking with a white accent. White people have the worst verbiage I ever heard. They don't go around speaking "proper English" like I see some misguided Black person who fell for that nonsense talking like they are 16 years old with a nasal congestion and they are in their 40's.

  • Diva_woman

    I'm sorry I just don't care. People call everything racist and racism to the point that the word doesn't mean anything. Racism is a verb, an action word, and it is systematic and purposeful. Every time a white person says the word nigga I am not gonna get up in arms and mad. Not giving housing to people because of skin color is racist, not funding black schools is racist, not giving someone a job because of the color of their skin is racist, keeping black people off television, only showing negative images, pulling black people over for no reason, killing them, not getting justice, these things are racist. A comedian making an off color/not funny joke and calling himself a house nigga is not racist. Just stop it.

  • Diva_woman

    He didn't use a racial slur towards anyone but himself. It was a dumb joke but these think pieces are ridiculous. Please explain how him calling himself a house nigga affects black people?

  • Justlooknout

    Sure, ummhmmm okay

  • dontgetblocked

    Girl, you're doing way too much. You know damn well what a black accent is? Stop it. White girls talk too fast. That's a characteristic of their speech pattern.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Always.

  • Wile E. Coli

    You go right ahead and attempt to tell everyone what they can and can't say. Have at it.

  • V Dubb

    Don't give a damn....

  • Mrs. ??????????
  • hottlanta

    No explain to me what is the one size fit all black accent. Enlighten me please.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because giving him a pass to utter a word that is offensive to black people opens the door for others to use that word in your presence.

  • Wile E. Coli

    "White people don't like us"

    Could not be further from the truth, WADR.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze
  • Wile E. Coli

    The door was opened by black people, unfortunately. The hypocritical artists and entertainers who somehow believe you can isolate certain words to certain races while freely using them yourself, not gonna work. Let's take that to its logical conclusion. No one could say anything to anyone.

  • Phyllis

    Just another case of "Us" making Him feel comfortable..

  • Faux Gibbler

    It's a shame this needs even needs explaining. Thank you Auntie Sandra.

  • Renee Bee

    See here!!! This is what happens when these white menz date Black women then they get all the way damn comfortable. Then we say he too dang gone familiar! Shyt ain't funny, Dude. Smh!

  • Ni Ni

    Why dont we get offended by these rappers? Shouldn't we have boycotted them years ago?

    Were some of these outraged people alive in the 70s, 80s, etc? I like watching reruns of archie bunker, george Jefferson, fred sandford, even like Blazing Sadles which all had a bit of some comedic racism.

  • klwbaby

    I was taught that u can't control the words people say to u or say about u, I can only control how I react to them. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Like I said, "This is what black people wanted, right? When you normalize vulgarity and use that climate to constantly disrespect yourself and your ancestors...."

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good shows right there ... !

  • Indies beauty

    Same. It's really not that serious.

  • Indies beauty

    In this specific situation what do you think he was implying?

  • CookieMobster

    I don't think whites get offended when you call them a redneck. Now cracker or honky maybe, but not redneck.

  • Coffee1st

    Yeah.... I don't care.
    We have to take responsibility for making that word acceptable. Before we go for Maher's neck, let's go for the necks of these artists who glorify it ( along with all other kinds of base, foolish, destructive things) to our children and to the world.
    I don't like Fabuloso. So I don't use it.
    I don't like

  • Coffee1st

    Perhaps. But my question is, what are WE demonstrating??

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I've thought personally considering what out ancestors went through nobody should use not any variation of it.

  • Diva_woman

    I'm not saying it was right to say, just that it isn't racist just to use a word. What was the context, who was he saying it to? Is it wrong for white people to use the word? Sure. But is it racist? No. It's nothing to go up in arms about. There is no action or malicious intent towards black people from his stupid joke.

  • PussyGal0re

    How was the door opened by blacks, namely rappers when whites created the term? Newsflash: If rappers never used the word we'd STILL be n's in their eyes. No matter how much money or status you hold. Ask Lebron. It's only their excuse to openly call your black a$$es N*GGA. By your logic if rappers and others never used the word, whites wouldn't feel comfortable saying it.

    HOW SWAY?

  • PussyGal0re

    OK. I'll go around calling myself a gassed kyke and see how that pans out.

  • PussyGal0re

    This is why we're lost. You all are actually defending racism and blaming blacks that came AFTER whites created the word. It is there go-to insult whenever they're angry at a black person, whether it ends in -er or -a. You know exactly where they're coming from. But continue to justify WHITE FOLKS' actions.

  • PussyGal0re

    Yes, considering blacks were house and field, a system created by whites, it is INSULTING. If I liken an experience of today to a Holocaust tragedy live on air, make light of that, then what? Why is racism and slavery the only tragedy that is debateable or fodder for jokes?

    Love yourselves!

  • Noirluv45

    Regardless of whether we said it or not does not means nothing because they'll say it regardless. The door was not opened by Black people. It was opened by the people who came up with the word and continue to use it regardless.

  • Noirluv45

    Thank you!

  • Noirluv45

    I swear the more I live, the sadder I get at people's illogical ideals.

  • Ni Ni

    I choose not to get bent out of shape over every little thing. I dont like hearing the word as a term of endearment. I dont like it when we call each other nigga or like to hear it in music. I also dont think words should be banned, that's silly to me. However, I am not offended that he called himself a nigga.

  • Athena Panagakos

    You should be. No matter what color God made you, his continuous hatred of people and God should be considered offensive. JMO

  • Noirluv45

    No one should get bent outta shape over every little thing, but the more we get desensitized to overt and covert racism, and the more we look the other way, and the more we ignore it, the more it will continue. We cannot afford to be deaf, dumb, and blind. Black folks are always willing to give the White race a pass, talking about, "He doesn't mean it; it wasn't racist..."

  • Ni Ni

    Well I'm not and him being an atheist is none of my concern.

  • hottlanta

    Do they talk fast before or after they take meth? I know some slow talking white people.

  • pure_rachet

    I can't believe some of these comments.

  • PussyGal0re

    You don't get bent out of shape about everything yet oddly enough your complaint is about BLACKS using the word THEY created as if that somehow makes it ok for them to use it. Not the originator of the word, but the people that are only saying what they're thinking. I don't condone blacks using it sometimes but where did it come from in the first place? Why WOULD a white person want to use it, knowing it's cultural context? If there is a double standard, THEY created it. I know Latinos who refer to themselves as a spic but I wouldn't use that term to reference them. But you are here co-signing Archie Bunker so by default your post is moot. Have a blessed day and I pray that if in fact you ARE black, you open your eyes. Utopia only exists in TV Land where you seem to live.

  • PussyGal0re

    We are living in destitute times. The brainwashing of black minds is now complete. Blacks will defend Muslims, gays and any other group (while none come to our rescue) before their own. Tragic.

  • pure_rachet

    How are people not angry or bothered?? He will never be a house/ field NIG, never suffer segregation, racism, hate crimes, violence against blacks. He is a damn fool for this. This is what we have fought against all these years. People letting this slide like MLK wasn't $h)t.

  • hottlanta

    Really I want a black person to go to work and say to every white person at work "good morning redneck" I want to see it on film to catch everyone's reaction. I want to also see them on film in the HR and unemployment office.

  • pure_rachet

    I don't agree with some of your previous comments but there is no Black accent. Totally agree.

  • PussyGal0re

    You're right. They HATE us. That is not debateable. American history (and present day if you're paying attention) is the receipts. He gets NO PASS. None of our black a$$es can get away with saying kyke, spic, f@g or anything else on TV. We must DEMAND our respect every time one of these incidents occur. I know none of his Jew family would stand for this sh*t.

  • pure_rachet

    Back to slavery.

  • PussyGal0re

    You've bought into mainstream steteotypes. Bless your heart. Educated, well spoken blacks DO exist!

  • hottlanta

    What black people are you talking about? It is a whole lot of us and no one asked me/friends or anyone in my family if we wanted folks to use the n-word like it was drinking water. See it is thinking like that, that got that white guy in NY that call Scottie Pippen the N-word that caused him to get knocked the f-out.

  • pure_rachet

    +1000

  • PussyGal0re

    I guess all those Appalachian white folks speak "properly"

    FOH!

    How do you insult....yourself?

  • pure_rachet

    so on point!!

  • hottlanta

    Yep, just like no talking verb/noun splitting white people talking like Mama June do exist. I hear it everyday.

  • PussyGal0re

    WE have NO CONTROL over what THEY do!! They were calling us N*GGAS since the ships docked. Now it's OUR fault? My God! They've TRULY taught some of us to HATE ourselves. Everything is our fault. Merely existing. Our ancestors WEEP!

  • PussyGal0re

    Please don't wake that poster. They're asleep!!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Our fear of breaching out on our own.

  • PussyGal0re

    Kim Kardashian is white last time I checked, who speaks slower than her? I'm beginning to think most of you are white masquerading as black. Check this out homegirl, when he called himself a "house negro"....he sh*t on the "field negroes" or did that go over your head? He will NOT make a joke about my ancestors pain & suffering, reducing slavery and the struggle to a punch line. Not today and not tomorrow. I bet you think all black men are robbers & rapists since all of us blacks are a monolith and speak the same. Exactly what mainstream America taught you. Tragic.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    That house slaves are/were better than the field ones...isn't it obvious?

  • PussyGal0re

    See? I disagree. He sleeps with BW because it's a fetish. He doesn't think he is or wanst to be down. He feels he is better and blacks are beneath him. He is totally concious of his actions. He is a racist AND misogynist. Why never any Jewish jokes from him, since it's "just a joke". Not directing any ire at you, just expounding on your post.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don't care either. Black folk have bigger problems to worry about than some comedian using the n-word on his cable show. I'l save my outrage for something more important.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    What in the world?! See this is why I'm across the border. Life be peaceful. He needs his ass beat!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm with you on that. A white man calls himself a nigga and I'm supposed to be offended? Nah, I'm not even going to waste energy being offended by that.

  • PussyGal0re

    Yes! It's TOTALLY rappers fault that this JEW decided to call himself a "house n*gga". He could have only heard that term and word in RAP music. I don't listen to rock, alt, pop, country or anything the average white person would to know WHAT terminology they use....so how on earth all the sudden white people learned the word from US? Some of you really have sh*t for brains.

  • PussyGal0re

    Say it again....for the folks in the back!

  • hottlanta

    The N-word that white folks is mad about is "NO". They don't like it when black folks tell them "NO" they can't say the N-word. For us to tell them what they can and cannot do and we mean it. That is what pisses them off.

  • PussyGal0re

    You're okay with a white Jew making fun of slavery? Tragic.

  • PussyGal0re

    Complacency, judging from these posts.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I love how black conservatives get upset when a so-called white liberal says something which is remotely racist while white conservatives implement policies that have concrete adverse impacts on blacks they can't be found.

  • Sexy CJ
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly like Senate Republicans considering taxing employer based health insurance which would impact 155 million Americans.

    Republicans don't get half a damn any more.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Right, our ancestors fought hard to get this far and folks commenting that they don't care is the ignorance that plagues our race. That's the problem, we stopped caring.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Chile...say it louder in the back for those that can't hear!!!

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Chile...

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    What your name is? You're my new bae lol.

  • hottlanta

    Wow, still no word from the LGTBQ community on how they found him using that word offensive.

  • PynkCloudz

    As a " black" conservative, I can care less about anyone saying a WORD!

    We have children being trafficked for sex all throughout this country, and people have their undies in a wad over wack azz bill maher.

  • PynkCloudz

    He has to live with that face, he has suffered enough.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And I thought that electing Trump meant that words DIDN'T have consequences, but all of a sudden conservatives want to be politically correct.

  • dontgetblocked

    Of course not. They have their own "civil rights movement" to worry about.

  • dontgetblocked

    I've had some time to unpack this situation and I'm most bothered by the fact that he equates "fields" with slavery. Why? The term "house nyggr" is so intimate. It's rare that you hear that terminology unless it's an uneducated rapper or some radical black "leader". I just don't understand where that came from. I don't think he should be fired although I don't care for much of his commentary. He's apologized and I'd like to know more about how and why that statement came out so quickly...with such ease and comfortably. Is the word nyggr something he says off-camera? Mix with these white people if you wanna. In the end, you're just another nyggr...field ...house ...or other.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Those seemingly faultless rappers you are defending, are at the helm of setting trends and shaping the public opinion on black culture. They didn't create the n-word but their reckless behavior gave a host of idiots permission to walk through that door.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I'm talking about the black people who call themselves and others, the n-word. I'm talking about black people who have no qualms about disrespecting themselves and others, in a public forum. When was the last time a white comic made light of the Holocaust? The Jews don't play that sh/t! Their children are taught to respect their struggles, not walk around dressed buffoons; calling themselves derogatory names.

  • hottlanta

    Yo mean the one they hijacked from black folks. They are thieves.

  • hottlanta

    They never cared. You have lost your mind if you think they gonna give you a hug. You are expecting too much.

  • hottlanta

    Ain't buying it and that is not an excuse, Like I said earlier white people call themselves rednecks and as you say they have no qualms about doing it so I should say wow they call themselves that so that is a pass for me to do it. I want you to call the white people on your job redneck and tell us about it. Jeff Foxworthy NORMALIZE it by getting rich off his redneck jokes, writing books and even redneck movies. You got your pass and go and take advantage of it. Our kids are taught to respect their struggles, not walk around dress like buffoons and not call each other derogatory names. That is the problem, stop lumping our kids into one group. I saw toooooo many of them just graduating from college doing the dayum thang.

  • GuestSTAR

    Speaking of trafficking, I was just reading a crime/safety post on NextDoor. For those who are unfamiliar, its a site or app you can go to and get information about what's going on in your neighborhood, be it crime, urgent alerts, classified, lost & found etc....
    A woman posted a horrifying incident about being stalked in a WALMART by 2 men following her. It went as far as one of their cohorts trying to bump her car off the road. Her point in telling her story is that after she contacted the police, she was told this is happening all over the country. Unfortionately you have traffickers staking out Walmarts and targeting young girls & women. Be aware of your surroundings and if you like to shop at night, don't go alone and or have a 45 magnum with you.

  • Wile E. Coli

    NO They don't .
    YOU don't DEMAND respect, you EARN it. Try that for a change.

  • Wile E. Coli

    bullshit.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Rappers, so called comedians, etc. Yup. YOU use it so they will. Simple stuff. For most of us. It's like a chain smoker telling their kinds not to smoke. LOL.

  • imright

    just because u screw black women doesnt give u the right to use the N word, Bill ? cant believe u had to be told that !!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I'm sick of non black people, speaking their ignorance about blacks, just because they date black. YOU are still NOT black!!! Educate yourself first about blacks, before you keep making an ass of yourself. It is NOT beyond the bedroom!!!

  • Noirluv45

    You are so predictable. You give the same response for everything because you don't even have the ability to articulate a thought, thus, "bullshit." Yes, that's exactly what your comment is.

  • Noirluv45

    I could not have said it better! These are not the times to be brainwashed. The lack of critical thinking skills allows them not to see the bigger picture, so they ignorantly shrug their shoulders and keep it moving.

  • hottlanta

    Yep, white folks date/marry black but they still enjoy their white privilege at the same dayum time. The sad part is that some black people are sooooo happy to be in the presence of a white person for acceptance they are blinded by love to even see it. Taking us to bed doesn't make us equal. Getting the same interest rate on a loan even my credit score is higher/better than a white person makes us equals. That is why I laugh when they say we are all the same.

  • pure_rachet

    Thank you!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No I just don't understand why the rest of America can't see what Republicans are.

  • Wile E. Coli

    You can't make a word acceptable 'slang' and not expect anyone else to use it. Own it.

  • Wile E. Coli

    They shouldn't be, but they are, because of the meaning behind the word as it is used. The term is a reference to working men. Of all colors actually. To many, it is a compliment.

  • Coffee1st

    We can't condone it and condemn it at will... when we feel like it. Sometimes we a nigga/er, sometimes we ain't? We're sending mixed signals. When we demonstrate outrage when YT does it, but not we ourselves do it???? Total lack of accountability. We give one another passes for destructive behavior but go to crine when someone else does it.

  • nick c

    You went on long PhD rants last year over trumps comments now you now you ain't got nothing lmao.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump was running for president.

    Bill Mahr is a comic on a pay-per-view channel.

    Two completely different things.

  • chris

    Nailed it, that's exactly what it is. Fake outrage. Why does sleeping with black women give anyone a pass? Hell, slave owners slept with black women all the time. People are so stupid.

  • chris

    Career over. Fact of the matter blacks use the word too much. They getting way too comfortable because we way too loose and accepting. Only blacks hate on our own history. You would NEVER hear a jew say no more holocaust movies. NEVER

  • chris

    The door was opened by blacks. The word was taboo and all but removed from the lexicon of polite conversation. Will they always say that behind closed doors? Maybe, but now that feel they have the license to say it wherever. The word is the most used word on social media. Unacceptable and shameful.

  • chris

    How is showing contempt for the history and sufferings of others (that your people caused) while simultaneously demonstrating that you feel like your bulletproof not racist???

  • chris

    So redneck is the same level as the n word now? I must have missed that period of history when they was considered subhuman and property.

  • chris

    He not laughing with you bruh

  • hottlanta

    You ain't never seen Dump around poor white people before he ran for President. He only dealt with people who had money just like him. Now a redneck is still a white person that will still get more respect than Oprah.

  • Faithz

    Aint that the truth, Where was the Outrage when Trump cut Epa Jobs, and we have to worry about safe Drinking water, Food, Fowls, the very air we Brearth, SMH.

  • Faithz

    Yes they do as a whole because Blacks don't stick together on Jack, and it's a shame.

  • Faithz

    They see they just don't give a care, that's all.

  • Faithz

    Yep. and it's sad.

  • Faithz

    Yes indeed.

  • Faithz

    You are so on point, and they could care less as long as they can live in their big houses smoke their smokes, travel the world, and buy what they want to buy.

  • Faithz

    Lol I heard that.

  • Faithz

    Yeh there are many blacks who uses the word, even around their
    white friends like it's nothing.

  • Faithz

    You are right about that.

  • Faithz

    Exactly, Auntee.

  • Faithz

    Yes we are, and we have a leader who want the world to be freed of every race except the white race.

  • Faithz

    So true.

  • chris

    Slavery
    Dehumanization
    Lynching/castration
    Colorism/divide and conquer
    Black face/minstrel
    Kkk still existing
    Jim crow
    Segregation
    Tulsa OK/redwood FQQL
    Redlining
    Cointelpro
    Flooding cities with guns/drugs/contra
    Discrimination
    Police brutality
    Rap

    Prove to me how they don't hate us again??

  • chris

    That's great information. Crazy world we in forreal

  • chris

    All white people are like that.

  • chris

    Respect from whom?

  • Panther Charleston

    I'm glad he did it. I'm so tired of the schizo-use of the n word. If you can't stand other people saying it, stop saying it too. This do as I say not as I do bs needs to stop.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Bill has got to go. He's been on television long enough to know better....

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Exactly he knew what he was doing/saying. He just didn't think he would have any backlash. And this isn't the first time...

  • just saying

    Nebraska is a mid west conservative racists state...been there a lot. I think that's what why he responded that way

  • Quitedeliteful

    I guess he figures as s white male who is "down with the blacks" he gets s pass. That came out waay to easy..

  • Quitedeliteful

    If this guy gets a pass then Kathy should get a pass also...

  • Enoughsaid2020

    He thinks dating a black women gives him a pass. However, as black people, we have to stop using the word as well. He will not lose his job, because its on cable, and their are different FCC rules. SMH!

  • Diva_woman

    Please explain how what he said was racist without posing a question. The response should be a statement not a question. Until you can do that, stop it ?

  • chris

    I can structure my comment any way I like. I simply asked you a question, but we all know why you will not answer.

  • chris

    He should use his own slurs and no one would have a problem... Wtf

  • Ni Ni

    Exactly!!!

  • EMILY POST

    Bill Maher always makes controversial statements... He had to steal the moment from Kathy Griffin. Do I think he needs to be fired... Not really because thats what he always does. I believe in Freedom of Speech but I am not shocked.... Blacks in Hollywood have said much worse. Hollywood hates blacks... anyway.
    Bill Maher dates black women or skanks? Black liberal Hollywood and their endless need to be accepted... Is part to blame. They will do and say anything to fit in with the liberals and they give them a false sense of confidence... Yet you better not say nothing about Jews... or Jewish religion.
    Just because someone dates a black person doesnt mean they are in love with blacks.... LOL California is a state that will prove that to you.

  • RespectSelf

    I'm sorry, but it was funny. lol The word "nigga" is like most words that change over time. "Gay" use to imply happy. "Pretty" implied a trickery. "Blessing" someone implied cursing them.

  • Noirluv45

    Look, not everyone believes it's "acceptable slang." I surely don't. I also never said that I'm the word police, BUT, there are consequences to many of the things we say regardless of whether we have the right to say them. I don't "own it" because I didn't "create it." Ya dig?

  • Wile E. Coli

    We have the right to say anything we want to. Ya dig?

  • Dowoop

    Unacceptable but nothing will come of it as its about black people. Everyone is up in arms about Trump being offended but because he said "its a joke" that makes it ok?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Some people can't grasp the concept of accountability. They think their actions have no consequences.

  • Diva_woman

    The response to a question is an answer. Go back to school. Also learn the definition of racism.

  • Faithz

    Exactly

  • chris

    A response =/= answer. You have nothing for me but keep on dancing around my question coon.

  • EMILY POST

    Just another great example of a liberal going overboard and too far... It was just weird and awkward... Yet I still think Hollywood makes bigger offenses then someone make a off color remark...
    Awful was NWAs Casting Notice....
    that was the blueprint of Liberal Hollywoods feelings about Blacks and how they convey those stereotypes thoughts into reality in their art. Yet it went over sooo many peoples heads. They tried to play that ish off and then went as far as to try to pacify it in Charles Barkleys documentary about race... S.M.H

  • toni walker

    There is no hatred for dark skin Women people can cast who they want if you don't like it don't support it!

  • toni walker

    It was funny Black people brought this on themselves!

  • toni walker

    Most Black people don't have a problem with what he said and they are defending him. I don't see the problem Black people say even worse things to each other!

  • toni walker

    Most Black people are not angry because he stood up for Black people. If you are mad at bill get mad at Beyonce and the other Black entertainers who use it!

  • toni walker

    The problems that Black people have in America are self inflicted you guys did it to yourselves I agree worry about that!

  • toni walker

    Not just rappers you have Beyonce who encourages her white fans to say it at her shows now all of a sudden people are mad?

  • toni walker

    It's not just white men dating Black girls you have white girls who listen to Beyonce and say it . It's self inflicted!

  • Quitedeliteful

    People can be cruel to one another, for sure but I and many other Black People took absolute offense to his cavalier use of this racial slur. He is a professional on television and this should not give him license to use such pejoratives on air.

  • toni walker

    It became apart of American culture because of black people saying it in their music etc. The rappers sold it to non-blacks and they bought it. Black people can only blame themselves. The Jewish community and LGBT community don't do this. You HV Jay-z and Beyonce ok with Gwen Paltrow saying it. Seems like a double standard!

  • toni walker

    He made a joke and alot of Black people laughed. Black people say worse things to each other. When it comes to Black people it's self inflicted it's not the white people fault!

  • toni walker

    Just think about all of the negative things you said about another Black person!

  • EMILY POST

    There is no hatred for dark skinned women...uhmmm did you read the casting call or are you just typing something to be relevant???

  • toni walker

    Black people have done worse and said worse to each other. Blacks need to treat each other better. He is a comedian no offense!

  • Noirluv45

    No, we don't have the right to say anything we want. I dig, but you clearly don't. Go into a theater and yell, "fire," and see what happens. Like I said (let this sink into your thick skull)...people can say what they want, but there are oftentimes CONSEQUENCES to what they say. The end.

  • toni walker

    Alot of Black comedians defended him because he is a comic and made a joke.

  • toni walker

    The casting call is not racist. They were just looking for a certain type. If it doesn't apply to you keep it moving.

  • Quitedeliteful

    A joke that was in poor taste and raised the ire of the majority of Black People... He is now backtracking and apologizing because the backlash is severe and even his employer, HBO, has distanced themselves from him. Who defended Bill Maher is irrelevant. He is sexist, racist, and a bigot and deserves to be fired.

  • Wile E. Coli

    ha.. ok. consequences don't somehow remove the right to free speech. No.. you don't 'dig'.

  • Diva_woman

    ????

  • Diva_woman

    So I'm supposed to answer your question to my question. Chile go find something safe to play with

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    But i thought when you drop the er and add a its ok? Someone explain, I'm confused about this again...?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Nothing rude was said in reference to LGBT therefore they don't care...

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I've been called the n-word ending in a by a black person and I'm Hispanic ?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Last time i checked tho rednecks who call themselves rednecks don't make a big fuss such as this when other ppl call them rednecks.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    It mightve been opened by the ppl who came up with the word but black people not only kept it open but walked right in. No other ethnicity use derogatory/offensive words to each other at all. Blacks do it frequently but pick and choose who can use it...?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    And the confusion of it is the problem. My black co worker told me white ppl from "the hood" can use it. Huh? How about no one use it?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    It's prolly cuz Hispanics and gays don't go around addressing each other in a derogatory form to make other people comfortable with using words like that.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Those are two good questions that i would like the answers to. I'm Hispanic and honestly id be more offended by my own people calling me a racial slur that is indicative of my people than anyone else saying it. I don't get it.

  • chris

    Wtf are you even talking about?? You said his statement was not racist what so question did you pose to me or anyone for that matter??

    Edit: Better yet don't respond, you're clearly brain damaged ?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Ignorant people are seldom logical.

  • BlackCeaser

    Hey, my little Paleface friend, just walk up to the biggest, blackest person you can find and call him that and I'm sure he will straighten it out for you - er or a.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    You're so stupid. You dont even know what i look like. I'm Hispanic and I look Hispanic. I don't use that word and never will but there are black people I know who said they give me "a pass " to use it if I wanted to nbecause I'm Hispanic, does that make sense? I'm also being sarcastic in my comment something that clearly went over your head.

  • Ni Ni

    Smh, it truly is a sad thing to witness.

  • Dr.Rue

    HIspanics can be any race, Black, White, Metizo etc. You mean you look like George Lopez?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Let me let you in on a little secret...only Americans divide Hispanics into black and white categories. WE DO NOT DO THIS IN OUR COUNTRIES. It didn't matter what i look like. You're missing the point.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Let me let you in on a little secret...only Americans divide Hispanics into black and white categories. WE DO NOT DO THIS IN OUR COUNTRIES. It didn't matter what i look like. You're missing the point.

  • EMILY POST

    The casting call was the definition of racism and colorism... If you dont understand that the only move you need to make is to the library try the critical thinking section.

  • EMILY POST

    The casting call was the definition of racism and colorism... If you dont understand that the only move you need to make is to the library try the critical thinking section.

  • BlackCeaser

    Whatevs...I'm going to assume that you are lying and go on living my life. Sue me!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    And I'm gonna assume you rode the short bus to school and sat in a class with 4 other students who ate chalk and huffed glue. Why tf would i lie for this? There's no motive behind it. I strictly only comment based on facts or personal experience. Your comment shows you lack the skills to have a proper conversation. Good Day.

  • EMILY POST

    The casting call was the epitome of Hollywood racism and prejudices against black women in the arts.

  • Noirluv45

    You don't know what you are talking about. Yes, other groups use derogatory words to describe themselves. I have a White friend who constantly talks about poor White trash. I've heard Mexicans call themselves "beaners."

    You said Black people kept it open as if all Black people use the word. Generalization is what's wrong with your assessment. Yes, and I'm sure Jews pick and choose who can call them a Kike too, so just stop with the b.s.

  • Noirluv45

    Again, you obviously missed comprehension skills class in school. Perhaps, you failed at reading because like I said a million times, I BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUT IT HAS CONSEQUENCES. I'm not going to continue to go back and forth with someone like you who fails to connect dots, so don't bother to reply because I'm done. Now I know ya dig that!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I know exactly what I'm talking about and what I said was THEY DON'T USE IT TOWARDS EACH OTHER. OTHER ETHNICITIES DON'T USE DEROGATORY TERMS AND SAY ITS A TERM OF ENDEARMENT. If people use it towards themselves that's different than them using it towers other people of their kind that's the difference and that's what I said. You clearly misunderstood me.

  • Wile E. Coli

    There is no class in any school called "comprehension skills" If you had actually gone to school you would already know that. The 'N' word doesn't fall under the "fire in a crowded theater" category and thus, is free speech. Especially when blacks make it acceptable, thinking that only they can use it. It would be funny if it were the only case like this. But it isn't.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I am really upset at myself for taking the time out my day to read your response...what a waste.

  • BlackCeaser

    Deat a ick!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Nice response. This means you can't hold an intelligent conversation.

  • Noirluv45

    No you don't know what you are talking about because they often DO use it towards each other. I'm probably a lot older than you and I'm sure I have much more experience in life, so don't tell me what people do or don't do. Just because you haven't heard people use derogatory words towards their own people doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Like I said, THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE WHO DON'T USE THE WORD, SO DON'T BLAME THE WHOLE FOR WHAT SOME DO. Got it? The end.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    How do you know how old I am? Age means nothing in this. I'M HISPANIC AND HAVE BEEN MORE INTO HISPANIC CULTURE THAN YOU HAVE I'M SURE AND NO WE DON'T DO THIS. Neither do other ethnicities and i know this because i ask. It's disrespectful. Puerto Ricans don't go around calling each other pork chops. Mexicans don't go around calling each other wet backs. Asians don't refer to each other as chinks. Why? Cuz it's disrespectful! Keep telling yourself other people do this so that it makes you feel better about yourself and your culture.

  • Noirluv45

    The fact that you said, "Age means nothing" tells me how old you are. Age means a lot (experience/wisdom). Like I said, you don't know what others do, and I'm not going to keep arguing about idiotic generalizations. For you to claim that Black people are the only group that use derogatory names to describe themselves tells me you are ignorant, racist, and don't know what you are talking about. Unless you've interviewed countless PR, Asians, Mexicans, I suggest you keep your narrow-minded idiotic opinion to yourself. You are a typical millennial. You don't listen and think you know every damn thing. Anyway, conversation OVER.

  • EMILY POST

    There is extreme hatred for women darker than a paper bag and its displayed in the visual American Arts all of the time. Let your art serve as the ultimate example of how you appreciate women of black culture. The lack of visibility is of great concern.

  • Diva_woman

    I asked how was his statement racist. Can you read?

  • chris

    "Is it wrong for white people to use the word? Sure. But is it racist? No."

    You asked then proceeded to answer your own question, so why should I? Clearly I can read but you can't even keep track of the diarrhea flowing from your mind.

    Like I said I'm done with this useless mind numbing discussion with you. You don't think he's racist great. ?

  • Diva_woman

    IF you never had an issue with the answer to my question of the post being racist then what were you talking about in the first place? Lol, you're just rambling on for the sake of rambling if you don't even have an opposing view to what I said. You have to resort to insults and name calling because you're just online fishing for people to argue with. ?????

  • Dr.Rue

    LIES. Racism is heavily present in Spanish speaking countries. People are divided by race. Many try to identify as White to avoid racism that Blacks and Indigenous face.

    Are you latino?? Ever heard of Afro-latinos and their fight for equality in Columbia, Brasil etc? Indigenous Indians are being killed in the streets by Whites in south America. YOU DO THIS IN YOUR COUNTRIES. I am latino, I can tell you this is a fact.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Yes, i am Latino or Hispanic whatever you wanna call it. I have also lived in Hispanic countries and no, they do not do this. Only in the US they want us to differentiate between being black Hispanic and white Hispanic. This (white and black) is only a factor in the US. Every Hispanic/Latino I know NEVER fills in that black or white box after we fill in Hispanic. We are told we have to pick between the two and that being Hispanic but a white one in the US seems better because anything white in the US is seemingly better. BS.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Latino es Latino. We're not black and we're not white!

  • Dr.Rue

    There's a difference between Hispanic and Latino dear, so not whatever you want to call it. Latino is Latino no matter the race. But let us never forget that racism is huge in most Spanish speaking countries, don't deny it. We may not openly attach ourselves to racial categories but we certainly identify each other as White or non White in every Spanish speak country. Mestizo, White, Native, Black etc.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    You don't catch on to sarcasm well do you? You proved my point we do do this but only once we've moved to the US. We're not categorized in our own countries. We're only categorized in the US because for some GDAMN reason they care about the color of our skin. If I'm Hispanic, I'm Hispanic don't proceed to ask me if I'm black or white. That shouldn't matter. I already said I'm Hispanic and that's it. I've heard this from many other Hispanics, "I'm not accepted by Blacks because I look white and I'm not accepted by Whites because I'm not white."

  • Faithz

    Exactly