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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:29 AM

Bill Maher under fire after making fried chicken joke to black congressman Will Hurd

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/bill-maher-fire-making-fried-chicken-joke-black-congressman-will-hurd-164546263.html

Comedian Bill Maher is under fire after making a comment about fried chicken to a black congressman on a recent episode of his HBO show. On Friday’s edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the political commentator sat down to interview Will Hurd, a Republican congressman from Texas, who is black. The discussion began when Maher asked about why Hurd is a member of the GOP.

“I’m just asking why you’re Republican. Because they’re not good at the debt, that was their big thing. You said limited government, they don’t do that,” Maher said. “What’s in it for you? What is in the Republican Party for you? You were in the CIA!”

“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,” said Hurd, speaking about his background.

“That’s where they collect them, huh?” said Maher. “By the Popeyes Chicken.”







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Reply Bill Maher under fire after making fried chicken joke to black congressman Will Hurd (Original post)
Celerity Feb 2019 OP
Fatemah2774 Feb 2019 #1
MuseRider Feb 2019 #3
themaguffin Feb 2019 #7
MuseRider Feb 2019 #15
themaguffin Feb 2019 #18
Shell_Seas Feb 2019 #2
violetpastille Feb 2019 #6
superpatriotman Feb 2019 #4
Hortensis Feb 2019 #12
snort Feb 2019 #5
HopeAgain Feb 2019 #8
Hoyt Feb 2019 #9
superpatriotman Feb 2019 #11
miyazaki Feb 2019 #10
TheBlackAdder Feb 2019 #13
TeapotInATempest Feb 2019 #14
Yosemito Feb 2019 #16
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2019 #17
berni_mccoy Feb 2019 #19
ecstatic Feb 2019 #20

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:33 AM

1. Not a fan of Bill Maher

Because of items like this. I know there are many in our community who find him funny and even edgy in some of his political comments. I do not and will not watch him nor his show.

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Response to Fatemah2774 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:51 AM

3. I was a fan,

then I realized quite some time ago that the edgy parts of his comedy were usually sexist or racist and said in a way that he was able to get away with it. One night I just decided I could not take his smarmy face with his shitty jokes about things people could not change and that was it. His jokes made me feel sad. We (this community) will keep him though. Too many who have nothing to lose with his comedy will watch him forever. If you are different than he is in any way such as religion, shade of skin or place of origin and very frequently sex you are game for him to make money off of "jokes" that make you feel or look to others as less than the lighter shaded males in this country. One day I would like him to go away without an audience and without appreciation but I have no hope that we will ever be that enlightened when they jokes are not pointed at so many of us.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:58 AM

7. This is a FAKE bullshit "under fire" story. I saw the interview. This is total crap.

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Response to themaguffin (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:39 PM

15. LOL

whatever.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 08:49 PM

18. Yeah, then whatever. LOL LOL

Jesus.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:43 AM

2. Maybe a gaffe, but I don't think he meant it like "that"

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:57 AM

6. I quit him when he said:

"Trump can't even run a casino. Even Indians can do that."

Wha?

It's not "the one thing he said" it's "the last time I'm going to sit for this shit".

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:54 AM

4. No, he's not 'under fire'

Our side needs to stop eating its friends or we will have no friends left.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:28 PM

12. Sharing our issues should mean he's a friend,

but "friends" like him give us a bad name. Literally every episode, in fact.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:57 AM

5. Too bad he didn't say jack in the box

so it makes this look even more ridiculous than it is.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:07 PM

8. I'm in the Not a Fan Club

Haven't watched him in years.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:09 PM

9. Thought it was a great interview, particularly this seemingly sensible GOPet's

take on the need for a Wall and trump.

Who else has had this guy on?

Note: Supposed to say “GOPer”, but I can’t get to it at end of line on my phone.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:26 PM

11. It was a great interview

The Congressman could not answer with conviction, however, why he is still a repuke.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:25 PM

10. Hurd being a republican is the real joke. nt

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:32 PM

13. Here's the full interview.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:49 PM

14. I refuse to watch Maher.

He's been a racist, sexist, Islamophobe for a LONG time. I do not consider him to be an ally.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:42 PM

16. Maher has said worse

 

And refused to break down.
And he's a comedian, not a governor.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:45 PM

17. Fuck Bill Maher.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 08:55 PM

19. Why are you posting tweets from the Managing Editor of Newsbusters?

This is a FAR RIGHT WING media

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 08:59 PM

20. That clip is not in context

First off, I thought Hurd was hispanic, but OK, whatever. Second, I can't remember the lead in to that comment, but there were some prior statements tying into the chicken remark.

That being said, Maher has said some idiotic/racist/sexist/homophobic/anti-religious things over the years. I actually boycotted his show for like a year after his "n" word slip a couple years back, but I've been watching again since the trump fiasco. He's an ass, but he really cleaned up his act since the last controversy.

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