"I did a bad thing," the host said, addressing the backlash he's received since the show aired to guest Michael Eric Dyson. "For black folks, that word, I don't care who you are, it's caused pain. It doesn't matter that it was not said in malice, it caused pain and that's why I apologized. I'm not that big of an asshole."
"We're all evolving," Maher continued. "Yes, it was wrong and I own up to that. It happened, and it was wrong. People make mistakes, we're all sinners." The Hollywood Reporter