Opinion: The man-child Bill Maher is at it again with yet another joke on his tacky HBO show many people are calling racist … but this time he said it right to a black congressman’s face.
It’s okay his friends may say, because the black man is an elected Republican and Bill Maher is a dedicated leftist pandering Hollywood hack.
According to TMZ, Bill was interviewing Rep. Will Hurd from Texas during the one-on-one segment of ‘Real Time’ Friday night when he challenged Hurd to explain why he’s a member of the Republican Party … especially since he came from the CIA. Hurd replied, “I was in the CIA for almost a decade. I was the dude in the back alleys at 4 o’clock in the morning collecting intelligence on threats to the homeland,” … to which Maher commented, “That’s where they’d collect them, huh?”
It got some laughs, but then Bill added … “Wow, by the Popeyes chicken.” TMZ reports that neither the audience nor Hurd seemed to really react to the comment, but it’s getting a lot of backlash online. Of course, this isn’t a first for Maher — in June 2017 he dropped the n-word on his show while making a joke … and later apologized.
So far, no sorry from Bill for this joke.
The Daily Beast notes the 2017 ignorant racist bit when Maher popped off during a sit-down interview with Republican Senator Ben Sasse. Maher responded to a challenge by the Nebraska congressman “We’d love to have you work in the fields with us.”
Maher answered, “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n—er.”