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Tue Nov 28, 2023, 10:44 AM Nov 2023

Robert De Niro says anti-Trump speech censored at Gotham awards ceremony [View all]

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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