Talkshow host Bill Maher posted a controversial tweet on Friday about the conflicts with North Korea, saying the women at his nail salon are “freaking out.”
This N Korean thing is getting tense! I mean, I think it is, I’m on vaca. The ladies at my nail salon are freaking out, that’s what I know!
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 7, 2017
Maher’s tweet plays on the stereotype of Asian women working at nail salons. According to NextShark, this is not the first time Maher has made racist Asian remarks. Maher used the work “chink” on one of the episodes of his HBO talk show, Real Time With Bill Maher.
Since Friday, Maher has recieved a flood of replies denouncing his tweet.
Delete this shit. Using the N word wasn’t enough racism for you?
— Cindy Chu (@iamcindychu) July 10, 2017
Racism- Maher style!
— Patrick Roden (@Patfect) July 7, 2017
The nail salon business is dominated by Vietnamese. What’s the diff, right? We’re all “bad driver” punchlines to you, you sad hack.
— Marty Yu (@martyyu) July 8, 2017
You continue to prove that you are no better than those you abhor.
— tiffani faison (@tiffanifaison) July 8, 2017
you and Trump both tweet like men trying to get fired from their current jobs
— Luke Baldridge (@photonic_cannon) July 7, 2017
Maher was recently caught in a controversy after the saying the n-word in June on his show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. HBO denounced his use of the racial slur in a statement.
“Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless,” HBO said. “We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show.”
Maher apologized for using the n-word the following week on his show.
“I did a bad thing,” Maher said on his show. “For black folks, that word — I don’t care who you are — it’s caused pain. It doesn’t matter that it was not said in malice, it caused pain, and that’s why I apologized. I’m not that big of an asshole.”
Maher has not responded to the backlash he has gotten yet.
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