The war of words between political comedian Bill Maher and Let's Make a Deal host Wayne Brady has been the talk of the blogosphere for the past few days. Apparently the squabble started when Maher took a dig at President Barack Obama's blackness—or in Maher's opinion, lack thereof—by comparing the POTUS to Brady on his HBO series Real Time With Bill Maher.
A fed up Brady went on The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler's Girl on Guy podcast and proceeded to blast off on Maher. Said Brady in response to Maher referring to Obama as "your Wayne Brady:
"Just because you f*** black hookers, just because you had that particular black experience… I have to stop myself to getting into it because I realize the thing is if I had gone on his show, or even doing it online, I'm not going to win. Because as soon as you back off, he still has his platform to say whatever he wants to."
Brady went on to say he would "gladly slap the s*** out of Bill Maher in front of Coco and Ebony and Fox, the three ladies of the night he has hired."
I guess I am a bit puzzled as to how Maher feels Obama could better convey his blackness. Should he do the Harlem Shuffle at the beginning of State of the Union address, like the kids in the opening credits of The Cosby Show? Or maybe Maher wants him to slap the taste out of some foreign dictator's mouth when he catches him talkin' greasy about the U.S.?
In the words of the late Rodney King, can't we all just get along?
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