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Stephen Colbert Threw So Much Shade At Bill Maher That Debra Messing Freaked Out

"And, of course, Bill Maher. I assume he's black."

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Ok, so you've probably seen/heard that Stephen Colbert is hosting the 2017 Emmy Awards.


Well, during his opening monologue he touched on diversity.


He then highlighted some of this year's black nominees, saying, "There are so many talented African-American nominees — Jeffrey Wright, Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Anderson.


That's when Stephen threw all the shade at Bill Maher.


If you'll recall, Bill Maher said the n-word during an interview with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse.

But really, @BillMaher has got to go. There are no explanations that make this acceptable.

@deray / Twitter / Via Twitter: @deray

Everyone was like, OMG, but also YES.

For posterity, here's Debra Messing reacting to the Bill Maher joke

@ditzkoff / Twitter / Via Twitter: @ditzkoff

I honestly don't know what I love more, Stephen Colbert calling out Bill Maher or Sean Spicer's appearance. #EMMY2017

@stephcarp86 / Twitter / Via Twitter: @stephcarp86

Colbert just basically delivered a dozen palm trees of utter shade to the front of Bill Maher's estate. #Emmys

@WitherspoonC / Twitter / Via Twitter: @WitherspoonC

That Bill Maher joke should win an Emmy. #EMMY2017

@albz / Twitter / Via Twitter: @albz

Well played, Stephen.


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