Bill Maher using the n-word on his HBO talk show Real Time is the racial slur heard 'round the world, and has Twitter divided in its outrage.
Plenty of celebs have weighed in on the controversy, with some calling for Maher to be fired and others defending — or, dismissing — his actions.
Let's see where our faves landed on the issue...
Please @HBO Do Not Air Another Episode Of Real Time With Bill Maher.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) June 3, 2017
Maybe don't be the white guy that tries to explain why it was okay for Bill Maher to say the n-word.— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) June 3, 2017
Bill Maher has a platform because he was given one. Someone else can do that work better. I'm unswayed by "he has featured black guests."— deray mckesson (@deray) June 3, 2017
"'House nigger,' eh, Bill Maher? Hi, I'm black twitter." pic.twitter.com/0fKXgFRSZO— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) June 3, 2017
When even house niggership is appropriated, there's pretty much nothing left. And, I mean, who really wants that shit?— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) June 3, 2017
For me, the jig has been up on Bill Maher for a long time. So, nah.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 3, 2017
I can't believe Bill Maher said something racist, said no Muslim ever. #realtime— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 3, 2017
*types thread on liberal racism, deletes, skips to end*— Robin Thede (@robinthede) June 3, 2017
So fuck Ben Sasse for the alley-oop, fuck the clapping audience & fuck Bill Maher.
Wake up. 99% of racists, sexists & homophobes don't use the N-C-or F-word. New rule: Judge assholes by what they do NOT say. (1 of 2)— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) June 4, 2017
I don't need 45 to say the N-word to know who he is. "Build a wall, Ban Muslims, Ben Carson" Dafuq more u need #Trollando out 🙏🏿🙄(2 of 2)— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) June 4, 2017
Bill Maher Apologizes for Use of Racial Slur on ‘Real Time’ https://t.co/iHTloTZpDV. Let's accept his contrition and move on.— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) June 4, 2017
If you spent 8 hours defending Bill Maher yesterday, spend 8 hours tweeting about anti-Blackness.— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) June 4, 2017
Hell, spend ONE hour.
I've been a friend of @billmaher's for years and there's not a racist bone in his body. Let's accept his apology and move on.— Larry King (@kingsthings) June 3, 2017
black have BIGGER things than NIGGER to concern our selves with: Black Banks, Gentrification, Economics & Trade Education. Love, My Nigga. https://t.co/nTtvRkXKkF— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) June 3, 2017
See how Kathy Griffin's controversial statement has left her on a similarly hot seat with BET Breaks, above.
(Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )