Bill Maher apologises for N-word slur: 'I did a bad thing'

Ice Cube is the mid-show guest and will reportedly talk about Maher’s use of the N-word

And so he did, as Maher and the author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America launched into a discussion of race meant to clear the air after Maher crossed the line from politically incorrect to, as Dyson called it, the "unconscious reflex of white privilege".

A week after he came under fire for using a racial slur on the air during his HBO talk show, Real Time, Bill Maher apologized and reflected on the comment.

This week, Bill Maher faced a tidal wave of criticism for his usage of a racial slur during a recent episode of Real Time.

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Cube then wanted to know why Maher thought it was cool to use the word, and the host made it clear - he didn't think it was cool, and then he apologized. "We are a trained thing that just tried to get a laugh".

"I know white boys like that who earn a pass from the work they put in", the text from Dyson's son read. "That's why I apologise freely and I reiterate it tonight".

Barely addressing the controversy in his traditional opening monologue, Maher faced the studio audience and HBO viewers by saying, "Thank you for letting a sinner in your midst" before turning the conversation to "someone worse than me - Donald Trump". "The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry".

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Bill Maher is shown at the Chicago Theatre on May 6 in Chicago. "You've got a lot of black jokes, you do. sometimes you sound like a redneck trucker".

Other guests on Friday's show included rapper and actor Ice Cube, with the roundtable consisting of David Gregory, former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), and activist Symone Sanders. "You can't have it back". "It was mostly black women who were in the house", she said, where they were often beaten and raped.

"No, I don't. That I gotta push back on", replied Maher, appearing a little annoyed and defensive. But he said that in this case, the apology for the use of the "N-word" was "appropriate". But on Friday, the political satirists found himself apologizing to the black community for his regrettable use of the n-word. "And you can use it as a weapon or you can use it as a tool", he continued. And it's been used as a weapon against us by white people and we're not going to let that happen again by nobody because it's not cool...

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