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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.

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Well, during his opening monologue he touched on diversity.

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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.

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

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Bravo

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.

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Everyone was like, OMG, but also YES.

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

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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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