Jim Norton Says Bill Maher's Use of N-Word Wasn't Hateful, Just 'Tasteless'
Comedian Jim NortonMaher Not Hateful, Just Tasteless... Cut Him Some Slack
6/9/2017 11:06 AM PT
Jim Norton's coming to Bill Maher's defense of the n-word, saying intentions make a difference -- plus, the rules on who can use the word seem kinda arbitrary.
The comedian told us Maher's "house n*****" joke was definitely offensive, but he thinks the rabid backlash ignored the context. Norton points out there are lots of entertainers and artists -- even white ones -- who use the word in their work ... so, why the double standard with Bill?