HBO condemns 'inexcusable' Bill Maher remark
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HBO on Saturday condemned its host Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherBill Maher blasts Oscar picks: Hollywood movies now are 'just depressing' Why the unhinged woke brigade is a profound threat to our freedom The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Happy anniversary to ObamaCare 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 SasseTo encourage innovation, Congress should pass two bills protecting important R&D tax provision Maine GOP rejects motion to censure Collins Senators urge Energy chief to prioritize cybersecurity amid growing threats 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.

"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.