Whoa! Bill Maher Drops N-Word On Real Time — And EVERYONE Is Calling For HBO To Fire Him

Not cool, Bill Maher.

During an interview with Republican Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse on his HBO show Real Time last night, Maher dropped the n-word in casual conversation, leading to an awkward moment with the politician and an even bigger blow-back from Twitter and others afterward.

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Maher was trying to make a joke, it’d seem, but that’s obviously not a very smart word to use in a joke, no matter the context.

Watch the moment of controversy (below):

Wow.

WTF, Bill?!

Sasse — who had a weak reaction to the offensive word in the moment — walked back his role in the interview earlier this morning, tweeting:

While others are going off on Maher and calling for his removal from the TV network!

Here’s a rundown of what everyone on Twitter thinks about Maher’s really ugly moment (below):

Seems Maher is in REALLY big trouble, trending worldwide this morning on Twitter.

We’ll see if anything comes of it regarding his show’s future, but for now… wow.

What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Did Maher go too far?

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