Is he controversial? Yes.
That's how I like 'em. I like all my political pundits politically incorrect. Honest and authentic. Which is exactly what drew me to Maher years ago. I do not agree with many of his positions especially on religion but at least he has the balls to put his name on it.
His HBO show 'Real Time with Bill Maher' episodes in the aftermath of Donald Trump being elected President of the United States have provided excellent repartee with guests plus funny, authentic and bold content alike.
But last night Maher got a big comfortable. How comfortable you ask? See for yourself.
I hate it.
Across the board.
I hate it when fellow blacks say it. I especially hate it when whites use it.
I hate it period.
Maher has been under fire in the last 24 hours on social media since the episode aired. Rightfully so. Should he be fired for his comments?
Ehhh...I trend no.
Nor do I think he will. Being on HBO ultimately saves him since the network does give lots of wiggle room given their content and material that graces their airwaves.
I genuinely believe Bill Maher is not a racist. He may have questionable positions on Muslim extremism but I don't believe him to be a racist. Given how social media works today if Maher was actually a racist, believe me it would've come to light many moons ago.
Its hard to hide your past in 2017. Remember Bill O'Reilly?
In trying to be funny, Bill Maher got way too comfortable.
It's simple as that.