Skip to comments.Sen. Al Franken Cancels Appearance on Bill Maher Show After N-Word Remarks to Senator Ben Sasse
Posted on 06/05/2017 2:12:33 PM PDT by drewh
Bill Maher is out one big guest for his next live show on HBO this Friday -- Senator Al Franken just canceled his appearance.
Franken announced Monday he won't be appearing alongside Maher for Friday's episode. A spokesperson for Franken said Maher's use of the n-word last week was the reason.
A spokesperson for Franken tells us, "Senator Franken believes that what Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive ... He was glad to see Bill, who the Senator considers to be a good friend, apologize and express sincere regret for his comment."
This would seemingly be the first real professional consequence Bill has faced since using the racial slur. As we reported, HBO isn't going to can him ... and his tour dates are fine for now.
Ice Cube is also scheduled to appear on Maher's show this week. Unclear if he'll go through with it.
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What a bunch of hypocrites. There is far more outrage over a word than about murders.
Beginning of the end for Maher. He’s about to discover that apologizing only means you’re guilty.
So he supports Kathy Griffin but pulls out on Bill Maher?
Sasse is an ASS....FRanken is a DUMB ASS!!
I think Franken cancelled on Kathy too later in the week after the outrage died down...
I thought slimes of s feather stuck together.
When will the HBO cancel Maher?
Bill Maher is beneath Al Franken in moral superiority?
Kathy Grifter’s career over?
Hannity’s advertisers back.
Meygn Kelly gets pushback for her attire.
What a week.
So “Baggage handler #2” finally gets some morals?
I can’t figure out who is insulted here?
The house n——s or the field n-——s?
What a switch if Maher is out at HBO and Hank Jr is back at ESPN.
Omg!!! The N word, we are all gonna die!!!!
He doesnt have enough melanin per cubic centimeter of epidermis like the 25 million people who are allowed to say it.
If “the N word” is the equivalent of the word which must not be spoken, then why is it ok to say “the N word”?
Or the Porch n——
Franken stuck by Griffin till it would hurt his book sales, apparently that is the consideration here, not Maher’s use of the N-word. Franken gonna be hit big time by karma.
The purest form of posturing and virtue signalling.
All of a sudden Franken becomes holier-than-thou.
Fat slob Al Franken running scared, I love it!
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