Al Franken Cancels Bill Maher Appearance, Calling N-Word Joke ‘Inappropriate and Offensive’
The Democratic senator’s appearance was originally scheduled for this upcoming Friday, June 9.
“Senator Franken believes that what Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive, which is why he made the decision not to appear on the next episode of ‘Real Time,’” a spokesperson for Franken tells Variety. “He was glad to see Bill, who the Senator considers to be a good friend, apologize and express sincere regret for his comment.”
Franken pulling out of his appearance is the latest in the fallout from Maher’s highly-publicized statement in which he used the phrase,…