Chance The Rapper Asks HBO To Cancel Bill Maher’s Show For Use Of N-Word
Chance the Rapper has joined critics calling for HBO to cancel Bill Maher‘s show for uttering a racial slur.
The 24-year-old rapper is asking the network to cut the comedian’s program.
“Please @HBO Do Not Air Another Episode Of Real Time With Bill Maher,” the rapper tweeted on Saturday. The post had been retweeted nearly 4,000 times in about an hour. Today, the post has more than 14,000 retweets.
Please @HBO Do Not Air Another Episode Of Real Time With Bill Maher.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) June 3, 2017
The comedian and host had said the N-word during an interview with a Republican senator. Immediately after, he dismissed it as a joke. However, he received lots of backlash on social media and the press.
HBO issued a statement in the wake of the incident, calling Maher’s comment “completely inexcusable and tasteless.”
“We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show,” the network said.