HBO condemns 'inexcusable' Bill Maher remark
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HBO on Saturday condemned its host Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherWake up, America: Laughter is healing A community of public servants is at our disposal, if only we'd train it Bill Maher for Biden's 'Minister of Truth' MORE’s “inexcusable and tasteless” use of a racial slur the previous night.

“Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless,” HBO said in a statement. “We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show.”

The comedian had Sen. Ben SasseBen SasseSenators introduce bill creating technology partnerships to compete with China Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks Republicans, please save your party MORE (R-Neb.) on his show “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday when he joked he was a house slave. The comment came in response to Sasse joking he wanted Maher to work in the fields in Nebraska.

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"I've got to get to Nebraska more," Maher replied. 
 
"You're welcome. We'd love to have you work in the fields with us," said Sasse. 
 
"Work in the fields? Senator, I'm a house n--ga," Maher responded.

While Sasse did not respond during his appearance, he condemned Maher’s slur afterwards on Twitter, saying “free speech comes with a responsibility.” 

Criticism against Maher is mounting, with some calling for HBO to fire the comedian.