Kevin Hart, who last year surpassed Jerry Seinfeld to become the highest-paid stand-up comedian, shared his thoughts on the latest controversy surrounding HBO host Bill Maher during an appearance on The View to promote his new memoir Wednesday morning. Asked if Maher should have been fired for using the "n-word" in a joke during last Friday's Real Time, Hart said he's not a place to say whether anyone should lose their job because of something they said. "I don't think Bill Maher is a racist, but you know the consequences of using the word," Hart added. "You know how many people view into your show. It was stupid." Maher issued a rare written apology for using the "offensive" word and plans to address the situation on this week's episode of his show, which will include Michael Eric Dyson, Ice Cube, and Symone Sanders among his guests. Senator Al Franken was previously scheduled to appear, but decided to cancel due to Maher's remarks.