Friday, 17 August, 2018

Robert De Niro Censored for Saying "F--k Trump" at the Tonys

ImageRobert De Niro at the 72nd annual Tony ImageRobert De Niro at the 72nd annual Tony
Adrian Cunningham | 12 June, 2018, 01:37

"I'm going to say this - F-K TRUMP".

De Niro's "Fuck Trump" reverberated all over social media via secondhand reports of what he said.

As previously reported, De Niro appeared at the Tony Awards, where he took the stage to introduce a performance by Bruce Springsteen and simply opened with some expletives about the president.

He went on to argue that people should be upset about Trump's rhetoric if they were angry about De Niro's.

When the clapping subsided, De Niro then called on people to vote in the United States midterm elections in November and praised Springsteen for his own political activism.

De Niro is one of the most respected actors in the United States with two Oscar wins for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II".

De Niro then circled back to Springsteen, saying, "Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else".

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The actor's remarks may have been bleeped out by CBS, but that didn't stop viewers taking to Twitter to respond to the whole thing.

The 68-year-old star received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in honour of his critically acclaimed show.

"Boy, do we need that now".

Although De Niro was heavily censored during the US telecast, his comments weren't bleeped during the Australian telecast.

During a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony, De Niro told those in attendance that he wanted to apologize for the idiotic behaviour of his president, which was reciprocated with loud cheers and applause.

In response to a Trump statement about handling protesters at one of his rallies, De Niro said: "He wants to punch people in the face?" "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast".