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Bill Maher Apologizes for Using N-Word: 'I Regret Saying It'

Bill Maher Apologizes for Using N-Word: 'I Regret Saying It'

Bill Maher has released a statement to apologize for using the N-word during Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.

The 61-year-old comedian says that he regrets using the racial slur during an interview with Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

“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,” Maher said in his statement (via Variety).

“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,” he added.

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  • Jane Doe

    The fact that he could so easily say it only shows that it’s not the first time, he probably uses it often enough privately.

  • Abby

    I agree

  • Douglas from Brazil

    “uses it often enough privately”…like every person.

  • Jane Doe

    Nah. But at least now people know you do it.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    No I don’t.

  • cutitout

    It was funny and he should not have apologized and I am actually black.

  • SquidBillie

    You don’t know squat.

  • SaraJ

    No one i know uses the “n” word. Not one person, family or friend.

  • SaraJ

    No one i know uses the “n” word. Not one person, family or friend.

  • SaraJ

    No one i know uses the “n” word. Not one person, family or friend.

  • SaraJ

    Bill Maher is secretly racist and sexist – everyone knows this. Look at that pathetic interview with Milo.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    You can’t know that for sure. Maybe not in front of you. But I heard those kinda of words from people that I know but not in a offensive way.

  • FerCat

    He has embraced his inner n***er

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  • Diamond Heart

    Of course he did.