The 72nd annual Tony Awards ceremony was held this past Sunday evening. The purpose of the Tony Awards is to celebrate the best of Broadway. Instead of giving a simple introduction to Bruce Springsteen’s Tony-nominated show, reports Joseph A. Wulfsohn in The Federalist, Robert De Niro immediately went off the rails.
“I’m gonna say one thing … F–k Trump,” De Niro declared with his fists in the air. “It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘F–k Trump!’”
Not surprisingly, his remarks were welcomed with cheers and a standing ovation. Like most award shows, they’re attended by liberals who have had nothing but animosity towards Trump after he announced his candidacy in 2015. And they’ve made their hatred for him obvious at virtually every single award show ever since. These awards shows were no longer about the craft of creating such art, they’ve become about Trump.
Celebrities have overwhelmingly embraced utter contempt for anyone who doesn’t think like them. Whether you’re a conservative or a Trump voter, you’re seen as a bigot, a racist, a white supremacist, a Nazi, a homophobe, a xenophobe, a misogynist, or a “deplorable.”
De Niro arrived at the Tony Awards thinking he was doing a public service with his profanity-laced stunt and has some sort of moral high ground. He runs with a group of countless A-listers who knew the truth about Harvey Weinstein for decades and didn’t do anything about it. He worked with Weinstein on several films over the years. So spare us the sanctimonious lectures.
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