Why is it when celebrities do or say something offensive, the hoard want to see them fired and thrown under the bus? Does Bill Maher deserve all the hate he is receiving?
Source: The Washington Free Beacon
Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) has canceled his Friday appearance on "Real Time With Bill Maher" following the host’s use of a racial slur, Fox News reports.
Maher used the term when he had Sen. Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on his show last week. Sasse invited Maher to work the fields in Nebraska with him, and the host scoffed at the idea by comparing himself to slaves who worked indoors.
"Senator Franken believes that what Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive," said a spokesperson for the senator. The spokesperson cited the slur as the reason that Franken will skip the show.
First, let's point out that Maher did not, and I repeat, did not use the "N" word towards anyone. He only used it to describe himself. I agree with Whoppi Goldberg from The View when she states, "I think it is a word that has way too much power . . ." Some people see a devil around every corner while others see a racist around every corner.
Second, the word is in Webster's dictionary, and it does have a real meaning. Also, in case you don't know, the word does not mean black. Words are not racist, it is how one uses the word which determine's whether or not he/she is being racist. Context is key.