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(7,470 posts)
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 10:44 AM Nov 2023

Robert De Niro says anti-Trump speech censored at Gotham awards ceremony

Source: Guardian/US

Actor said that his address had been edited to remove polemic against falsifying history.
Robert De Niro said that his speech at the Gotham awards in New York was censored without his knowledge due to his anti-Trump comments.

De Niro came to the stage as part of the Gotham historical icon and creator tribute for the Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon, and after reading out some remarks about the film, said that the first part of his speech had been removed from the prompter.

He then read the missing section of the speech from his phone, saying: "History isn't history any more. Truth is not truth. Even facts are being replaced by alternative facts and driven by conspiracy theories and ugliness. In Florida, young students are taught that slaves developed skills which can be applied for their personal benefit. The entertainment industry isn't immune to this festering disease. The Duke, John Wayne, famously said of Native Americans, I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves."

De Niro added: "Lying has become just another tool in the charlatan's arsenal. The former president lied to us more than 30,000 times during his four years in office, and he's keeping up the pace in his current campaign of retribution. But with all his lies, he can't hide his soul. He attacks the weak, destroys the gifts of nature, and shows disrespect - for example by using 'Pocahontas' as a slur."


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/nov/28/robert-de-niro-says-anti-trump-speech-censored-at-gotham-awards-ceremony

Good on you Robert De Niro

What an important film to make and view! thank you!
It is in theaters and streaming on Apple TV


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Robert De Niro says anti-Trump speech censored at Gotham awards ceremony (Original Post) mysteryowl Nov 2023 OP
Wow. They removed his remarks from the teleprompter? yardwork Nov 2023 #1
de niro was blaming apple orleans Nov 2023 #5
Thanks for this thread. Scottie Mom Nov 2023 #2
the first link in my post (linked below) has the orleans Nov 2023 #4
Thank you for the link. Scottie Mom Nov 2023 #8
Missing text is posted in the article and OP. mysteryowl Nov 2023 #9
Someone has to tell the truth. Butterflylady Nov 2023 #3
Also, fuck John Wayne. n/t spike jones Nov 2023 #6
Good luck getting him to speak at your event again. Aristus Nov 2023 #7
He should publicly sever all ties with them Mr.Bill Nov 2023 #14
That's good. Is he still on the anti-vax train? progressoid Nov 2023 #10
That was 2016. I bet he has changed his mind since then. flying_wahini Nov 2023 #15
Seems that Apple The Grand Illuminist Nov 2023 #11
Had they not censored it I probably wouldn't even know about it. twodogsbarking Nov 2023 #12
Interesting that he had a backup copy ... like he was expecting a problem. eppur_se_muova Nov 2023 #13
The Osage story is very important Bayard Nov 2023 #16
You go, brother. Joinfortmill Nov 2023 #17
Too bad he couldn't read it during the ceremony anyway SouthernDem4ever Nov 2023 #18
This was a wonderful movies I encourage everyone to see this. Oppaloopa Nov 2023 #19
Saw the movie ''Killers of the Flower Moon'' last week during Thanksgiving break ... aggiesal Nov 2023 #20


(61,859 posts)
1. Wow. They removed his remarks from the teleprompter?
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 10:53 AM
Nov 2023

Good for him for reading them anyway off his phone but wow! Who censored DeNiro's remarks and why?

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
2. Thanks for this thread.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 11:01 AM
Nov 2023

I wanted to know what was taken out and added back in. I’m profoundly hearing impaired. All of the audio threads on this issue have not worked for me.

This was something not to be missed.


(66,591 posts)
7. Good luck getting him to speak at your event again.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 12:18 PM
Nov 2023

Censoring Robert De Niro is a special kind of douchebaggery.


(24,418 posts)
14. He should publicly sever all ties with them
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 02:10 PM
Nov 2023

and recommend others in his profession to do the same.


(36,320 posts)
13. Interesting that he had a backup copy ... like he was expecting a problem.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 01:43 PM
Nov 2023

It's a bad sign when what would have been paranoia a few years ago works out to be correct.


(22,327 posts)
16. The Osage story is very important
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:04 PM
Nov 2023

The book and movie are very well done, and the circumstances just appalling. A must read/see.

Thanks to DeNiro for standing up (and he was great in the movie.)


(8,972 posts)
20. Saw the movie ''Killers of the Flower Moon'' last week during Thanksgiving break ...
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 01:37 PM
Nov 2023

It was long (3.5 Hrs.), but very good and very well done.
Didn't know what to expect of the movie, but it had me guessing (wrongly) throughout the movie.

Worth watching and learning a little about this history.

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