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Horror Writer Stephen King Weighs in on LePage Controversies



    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016)

    Maine horror writer Stephen King is chiming in on recent controversial remarks by Gov. Paul LePage, saying the Republican is "a bigot, a homophobe and a racist."

    King made the comments on Twitter this weekend.

    Last week, the governor said blacks and Hispanics make up the majority of drug arrests in the state. He also left an obscenity-laced tirade on a Democratic lawmaker's voicemail, calling him a vulgar name that can also be used as a gay slur.

    LePage said he believed the lawmaker had called him a racist, which the lawmaker denies. LePage says he takes it "very seriously" when someone calls him a racist.

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    Last year, King told the governor to "man up and apologize" after LePage said states without income taxes had lured away Maine residents including King.

    King maintains his Bangor residence.

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