Sunday, 15 July, 2018

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

Robert De Niro Censored for Saying Robert De Niro Censored for Saying "F--k Trump" at the Tonys
Lora Ball | 11 June, 2018, 17:01

Before De Niro introduced a performance from Bruce Springsteen, television screens went silent and viewers were left wondering what was going on. While this shocked many, the crowd at the do have gone insane.

Following the outburst, a CBS spokesperson told Deadline: "Mr. De Niro's comments were unscripted and unexpected. It's no longer 'Down with Trump, ' it's F- TRUMP".

A spokesperson for the U.S. network CBS - which was broadcasting the event - subsequently confirmed that it had bleeped the actor's curses out of the show.

After gasps, the audience erupted into applause and gave De Niro a standing ovation. He praised musician Springsteen for his own political activism, saying "Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else and even more importantly in these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for, in your own words, truth, transparency and integrity in government. Boy, do we need that now!"

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Robert De Niro took the stage at Radio City Music Hall for the 72nd annual Tony Awards Sunday night, but CBS completely bleeped out his first words.

Warning: this video contains strong language that some viewers may find inappropriate for offensive. "Who's gonna argue with him?"

It's the latest-and certainly the most explicit-example of an entertainer using the microphone at an awards ceremony to express derision for Trump.

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