Ice Cube takes Bill Maher to task over N-word controversy
10 June, 2017, 17:35 | Author: Roberto Lindsey
"I knew you was going to f- up sooner or later", Ice Cube told the host.
"I did a bad thing", Maher said on Friday (9 June).
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Maher told Dyson that it was a "mistake" and likened the incident to a quarterback throwing an "interception".
Maher seemed to agree, but said that "it is not like I have made a career of this". Dyson said Bill's not a racist.it's just another example of "white privilege".
"I know white boys like that who earn a pass from the work they put in", the text from Dyson's son read.
The rapper explained the N-word belongs to the black community and white people can't have it back, adding, "When I hear my homies say it, I don't feel like venom, when I hear a white person say it, it feels like that knife stabbing me, even if they don't mean it".
"I'm not here to do that".
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He previously apologized in a statement: "Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I'm up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn't have said on my live show. That's honest. I'm not that big of an a-hole".
Maher also mentioned Kathy Griffin, "who by the way owes me a fruit basket for getting her off the front page".
"Real Time" host Bill Maher is not one to show remorse for the things he's said in the past.
Maher said such controversy isn't uncommon for him as a comedian. "Sometimes you sound like a redneck trucker". "Is this a political show or is it a show about jokes?"
Maher apologized to Cube, who accepted the apology, before giving his stance on the matter.
Another guest, former Bernie Sanders press secretary Symone Sanders, was a little more passionate in her response telling Maher that his joke was a slap in the face to all Black people, especially Black women, because hi joke attempted to "whitewash" all of the torture and pain actual "house n*ggers" endured during slavery. "Because I think there are a lot of guys out there who are too familiar, or think they're too familiar, or they had a black girlfriend or two that made them some Kool-Aid and they think they can cross the line. Michael Eric Dyson will be here shortly to take me to the woodshed". "Comedians are a special kind of monkey". "So to speak", Dyson said.
"We're all evolving at the pace of day by day", Maher said.
"We need to get to the root of the psyche", he continued.
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