Twitter is still exploding over Bill Maher dropping the N-word during an interview with Republican Senator Ben Sasse Friday night on his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher."
While discussing Halloween in Nebraska, the Senator told the HBO host, "We'd love to have you work in the fields with us."
A confused looking Maher responded, "Work in the fields? Senator, I'm a house n****r!"
Maher subsequently apologized for his remarks on Saturday.
"Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I'm up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn't have said on my live show," he said in a statement. "Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive, and I regret saying it and am very sorry."