It's definitely not a good week for comedians who like to push the politically incorrect envelope.
Bill Maher's interview with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) on Friday night's "Real Time" took an awkward turn while discussing millennials with an overly-developed sense of entitlement... capped off with the host saying, "Senator, I'm a house n—-a."
It went like this: Sasse was talking about his book "The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance" and how nowadays "you can't tell 10 and 15 and 20 and 25-year-olds apart." Maher followed up with his belief that Halloween "used to be a kid thing" but now adults dress up, too.
"They don't do that in Nebraska," Maher asked.
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"It's frowned upon," Sasse answered. "We don't do that quite as much."
When Maher said he had to get to Nebraska more often, Sasse said he'd be welcome, adding with a grin, "We'd love to have you work in the fields with us."
Maher through his hands up and said, "Work in the fields? Senator, I'm a house n—a."
The audience groaned and then there was an uncomfortable spattering of laughter. Social media, on the other hand, they weren't laughing.
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