Back in June, Ice Cube explained the reason he’s doing to do the interview with Big Boy.
In the clip Ice Cube says, “Why cancel? It’s a great teachable moment.” Ice Cube says he’s going to talks about Bill using “House N****.
Later, Bill apologized on the show.
Now, in a New York Times interview, the talk show host says his comment was just a “comedian’s mistake.” “I think most people understood that it was a comedian’s mistake, not a racist mistake,” Maher said.
Bill continues.. “Listen, I hope we had a teachable moment about race: trying to make something good from something bad. But maybe also about how to handle something like this: apologize sincerely if you’re wrong—and I was—and own it.”
“We don’t have to grovel, and we don’t have to admit things that aren’t true,” said Maher. “When Ice Cube said something about my telling black jokes, I wasn’t going to be: ‘Oh, well, I made one mistake; I might as well admit mistakes I haven’t made.’ I’ve never made black jokes. I’ve made jokes about racists. But my fan base knows that, so it never went anywhere.”
When it comes to Maher losing his job, he said he didn’t feel that he was in jeopardy because of the lack of sponsors on HBO, unlike with ABC, the last time he got fired from a show he hosted, that time because of his 9/11 jokes.