"Bill Maher chose to get on television last night and sanitize and normalize the n-word", civil-rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton said in his Saturday sermon in NY. "Comedians get latitude to cross hard lines", he said.
"Here's what I wish I'd been quick enough to say in the moment: "Hold up, why would you think it's OK to use that word?". Me just cringing last night wasn't good enough.
Sasse also addressed the controversy in a series of tweets early Saturday. "The history of the n-word is an attack on universal human dignity".
The comment sparked much outrage on Twitter, with some calling for Maher to be fired.
ThinkProgress, the blog associated with the liberal activist group Center for American Progress, posted a piece Saturday entitled, "Bill Maher has been a public racist for a long time". It's therefore an attack on the American Creed.
The comedian was roundly criticized after the show aired. But coming on the heels of Kathy Griffin's recent controversy, where she came under fire - and was sacked from hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special - for doing a photo shoot with what looked like the severed, bloody head of the President, comedians who cross a line may find there's less latitude in our country today than usual.
Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators
President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars.
Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video
The Internet blow-back is growing against comedian Kathy Griffin after she posted a grisly tweet against President Donald Trump . Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Trump's one-time campaign rival Hillary Clinton, called the photo " vile and wrong ". "Sick!" Mr.
London Bridge closed as van ploughs into pedestrians
Another witness, Will Heaven, said he saw people who appeared to have been hit, and one being put into an ambulance. The possible attacker was shown on the ground outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market near London Bridge .
Investigator: Deadly shooting began when fugitive confronted
The dealership owner, Rick Ford, said that two men came to the dealership and misrepresented themselves as federal agents. The main goal, he says, is to limit risk - not just for the bounty hunters but also for the fugitives and the public.
Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point'
"That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds", Trump said . It should be noted that Donald Trump during his speech in Saudi Arabia accused Iran of supporting terrorism in the region.
Pollard hails Mumbai team's character after IPL triumph
Krunal Pandya won the Man-of-the match award for his belligerent 47 runs which took his team to a competitive total. That's what these three fast bowlers (Malinga, Bumrah and Mitchell Johnson ) did, particularly at the death overs.
Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival
Instead, on this year's red carpet, the Chinese actress is introducing her alter ego, the Cannes judge who wears subdued colours. For the presentation of the unknown girl Dardenne Brothers, supermodel chose a long red dress low-cut and very split.