Comedian Bill Maher was accused of racism after making a fried chicken joke to a black Republican during an interview on Friday’s HBO show of “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd came on the show to discuss the border wall, which he opposes. The host went on to ask the congressman why he remains a member of the GOP and sides with “traitor” President Trump. “I’m a Republican because I believe in limited government,” Hurd responded, prompting Maher to interject and accuse Republicans of not actually supporting smaller government. “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!” Hurd responded: “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.” That’s when Maher made the joke. “That’s where you’d collect it, huh? Wow. By the Popeyes Chicken?” Following the exchange, people on Twitter accused Maher of making a racist joke to the congressman. “Here’s Bill Maher lobbing a clearly racist joke to GOP Congressman Will Hurd, asking him if he gathered undercover intel for the CIA out ‘by the Popeye’s Chicken,’” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck tweeted. “Bill Maher is gonna be Bill Maher. Nobody’s canceling HBO over this, so he’s just gonna keep on being Bill Maher and accusing a black congressman of gathering intelligence behind a Popeyes Chicken,” tweeted Gabriel Malor. “Bill Maher insults black CIA vet by suggesting he picked up tips ‘behind the Popeye’s Chicken’ same day as Ralph Northam admits he submitted racist af blackface Klan photo to yearbook – it’s almost like this is all a game to them,” tweeted the Federalist publisher Ben Domenech. Maher has long been criticized for what some have described as racially charged language on his show. About two years ago, Maher faced calls to have his show scrapped after he said the N-word during an interview with Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse. He apologized for the use of the word that time.
..and he got away with it because HBO is crazy liberal, and so is Bill. And, he’ll get away with this brazenly racist quip. Just another example of the glaring hypocrisy and double standard on parade courtesy of liberal elitist HollyWEIRD. Just fathom if a conservative talk show host had made a similar crack…OR if a Republican governor had the yearbook scandal that Gov. Northam (D-VA) is dealing with? They’d be gone that day. Period. And, we ALL know it. Gov. Northam is hunkering down and saying, “hell no, I won’t go.” And, Bill Maher will continue to be the obnoxious tool he is…and get away with saying, well…just about anything. Typical.. Of course, here at The Daily Buzz we’ll continue to document the hypocrisy and double standard of the dominantly liberal mainstream media and self-righteous, liberal elitists in HollyWEIRD.