Looks like Bill Maher has finally destroyed himself with one word. He said “house nigger” on Friday’s edition of HBO’s Real Time, later issuing this apology:

“Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.”

The incident prompted some to revisit past statements from Maher about Muslims and LGBTQ people that have been widely deemed offensive.

My take? Maher’s a loudmouth liberal who loves to say the most offensive things about people with whom he disagrees, from conservatives to other liberals. Now he’s finally screwed the proverbial pooch and said the one thing even liberals cannot say in jest. Now he knows how conservatives, the people he unabashedly bashes the most, feel. I just hope he learns a profound lesson from this faux pas instead of just issuing weak blanket apologies.