Robert De Niro got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards yesterday, not for his stage career but for a succinct soapbox moment.
“I’m going to say one thing. F*** Trump” which drew rapturous applause from the New York arts community.
“It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump’ it’s ‘F*** Trump!” he declared.
The moment was censored by CBS thanks to a 10 second delay.
“Mr. De Niro’s comments were unscripted and unexpected. The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast,” CBS said in a statement.
But Foxtel’s Live feed, which was rated M with a “Coarse Language” warning, did not need to censor it, even at a 10am timeslot.
That resulted in the uncensored footage going viral on social media allowing Americans to hear De Niro in full.