Sen. Al Franken Cancels
After N-Word Remark
6/5/2017 1:33 PM PDT
Franken announced Monday he won’t be appearing alongside Maher for Friday’s episode. A spokesperson for Franken said Maher’s use of the n-word last week was the reason. The Senator’s spokesperson said, “Senator Franken believes what Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive.”
This would seemingly be the first real professional consequence Bill has faced since using the racial slur. As we reported, HBO isn’t going to can him … and his tour dates are fine for now.
Ice Cube is also scheduled to appear on Maher’s show this week. Unclear if he’ll go through with it.