More ‘Real Time’ Racism?
Makes Popeyes Joke to Black Politician
2/2/2019 9:40 AM PST
Bill Maher‘s at it again — he made yet another joke on his show many people are calling racist … but this time he said it right to a black congressman’s face.
Bill was interviewing Rep. Will Hurd from Texas during the one-on-one segment of ‘Real Time’ Friday night when he challenged Hurd to explain why he’s a member of the Republican Party … especially since he came from the CIA.
Hurd replied, “I was in the CIA for almost a decade. I was the dude in the back alleys at 4 o’clock in the morning collecting intelligence on threats to the homeland,” … to which Maher commented, “That’s where they’d collect them, huh?”
It got some laughs, but then Bill added … “Wow, by the Popeyes chicken.”
Neither the audience nor Hurd seemed to really react to the comment, but it’s getting a lot of backlash online. Of course, this isn’t a first for Maher — in June 2017 he dropped the n-word on his show while making a joke … and later apologized.
So far, no sorry from Bill for this joke.