Tuesday 25th July 2017,

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Bill Maher’s Offensive Tweet About North Korea and Asian Nail Salon Workers Receives Backlash

posted by Nicole Ki
Bill Maher

By Angela George via Wikimedia Commons

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.”

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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.

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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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  1. Elaine says:

    RE: Bill Mahcer’s Offensive Tweet about North Korea and Asian Nail Salon Workers Receives Backlash: People in this nation are getting so PC and that it is sickening… You can’t make any kind of joke that doesn’t get comedians in trouble now days… Sure I understand that was a little tasteless but I to have been going to a Vietnamese Nail Solon for years and I absolutely adore them all… Let me tell you that their are stereotypes in the world and a lot of them are based in truth… I laugh at white stereotypes that are true all the time at comedy club’s and what not and I find them funny… May I add that when asked my Vietnamese nail girl and coworkers if they found it offensive her reply was “I’m laughing all the way to the bank”… Not one of them were offended… Yet people still voted for a racist, bigot women hating pig that is homophonic, Zionist and a very divisive person… Why can he get away with his fiery rhetoric and people cheer him… Come on people Bill Maher is a political satirist and a very informative person on his show… If people let the President of the United States say the decisive things he says and turn around and take a comedian at face value is disturbing… Ever been to a Kat Williams concert he says racist things and I take them for what they are JOKES… If you don’t like Bill Maher don’t watch or follow him… HBO will not get rid of him just like they won’t get rid of John Oliver… They are funny and very politically charged… If you don’t like their brand of humor don’t follow them… I just don’t understand how Mr Trump gets away with being politically incorrect and people just let it go… People n social media are getting to thin skinned… It’s not like he held up a bloody head of the president…

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