Being controversial is hard work. You can't go about being "normal" for too long or you lose your cred as an agitator. But you can't just say crazy things all the time or you might end up president.
Just over a month after Maher made headlines for using the N-word on his show and weeks after expressing his desire to bring back alt-right firestarter Milo Yiannapoulos to his show, Maher threw out a tweet that many are calling racist. Here it is for you to decide:
This N Korean thing is getting tense! I mean, I think it is, I'm on vaca. The ladies at my nail salon are freaking out, that's what I know!— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 7, 2017
The responses to his tweet are almost universally negative, with many just as offended at the laziness of the joke as they are the racist undertones of it.
Speaking of lazy jokes, less than two hours after the tweet about North Korea went out, he spewed out this gem:
Its true, Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation. And TV Guide, because the crossword puzzle is exhausting.— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 7, 2017
Hey-yo! Don't work so hard on vacation, Bill.