Senator Al Franken Cancels “Bill Maher” Appearance As A Long List Of Celebs Call For Action

As the list continues to grow, Chicago emcee, Chance The Rapper alongside a host of celebrities are demanding that Bill Maher be relieved of his duties after he jokingly referred to himself as a “house ni**a” during a live broadcast of his show “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

The longtime political night talk show host sat down with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R). As Sasse began to recall his life in Nebraska, he invited the 61-year-old comedian to visit his home one day saying, “we’d love you to work in the fields with us.”

Maher responded to the senator’s invitation by saying,”Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n*****.”

Not only did his response draw silence from the crowd, but the Republican’s face also said it all, as he looked puzzled by the comedian’s response while the political talk show host defended himself saying, “It was just a joke.”

Not Everyone Found  The “Humor” In Maher’s Joke..

As Maher’s “blunder” began to spread throughout social media, HBO quickly released a statement promising that the “deeply offensive comment” would be removed from any future airing of the show.

Furthermore, Maher sat down with HuffPost  and stated that he regretted his statement.

“Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show.   Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.”