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DidanyoneelsethinkthatRobertDeNiro'spoliticalrantandcursewordsontheTony'swereinappropriate?

Last night on the Tony Awards, actor Robert De Niro used curse words in his speech and said,"First, I wanna say, 'f**k Trump. It's no longer 'Down with Trump,' it's 'f**k Trump."

Some people on Twitter loved it:

And some thought it was classless:

Did you all think it was an appropriate form of the right to free speech, or did it cross the line into just irresponsible behavior where they didn't take the high road?

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  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    2mo ago New York, NY, United States

    What did you think of the statement @guudgyalriri @Anne Markt @Jessica Lipps ?

    What did you think of the statement @guudgyalriri @Anne Markt @Jessica Lipps ?

  • Taylor Willimon
    2mo ago

    I'm siding with the idea that he didn't take the high road. I think it made him look bad. That's language to use in a bar or something with friends, but not at a very classy event. He could have used other words. 

    I'm siding with the idea that he didn't take the high road. I think it made him look bad. That's language to use in a bar or something with friends, but not at a very classy event. He could have used other words. 

    • Mia Andrea
      Mia Andrea Mogul influencer
      2mo ago Norway

      I think free speech covers him. However, he claims to want peace on earth and those words don’t bring peace, they create anger. 

      I think free speech covers him. However, he claims to want peace on earth and those words don’t bring peace, they create anger. 

  • Jesse James Anderson
    Jesse James Anderson Founder, CEO of NYAToday
    2mo ago Baltimore, MD, United States

    Though I don't necessarily think that his choice of language was completely appropriate, I think it's important to speak out against those who (in my opinion) are seen tarnishing America's reputation at the G7 summit, being extremely erratic with regard to a historic summit with North Korea, and generally embarrassing our nation at every opportunity. Trump has demonstrated behaviors that are extremely inappropriate at critical times, and I think an emotionally-charged response (though perhaps conveyed in poor taste) is justified. Especially considering the high-profile nature of the event, it's important to speak up. It's also true that it's his prerogative to say what he said. He didn't incite violence, nor did it qualify, by definition, as hate speech. 

    Though I don't necessarily think that his choice of language was completely appropriate, I think it's important to speak out against those who (in my opinion) are seen tarnishing America's reputation at the G7 summit, being extremely erratic with regard to a historic summit with North Korea, and generally embarrassing our nation at every opportunity. Trump has demonstrated behaviors that are extremely inappropriate at critical times, and I think an emotionally-charged response (though perhaps conveyed in poor taste) is justified. Especially considering the high-profile nature of the event, it's important to speak up. It's also true that it's his prerogative to say what he said. He didn't incite violence, nor did it qualify, by definition, as hate speech. 

  • gabrielleperna
    gabrielleperna Gabrielle Perna
    2mo ago Vermillion, SD, USA

    I think that the best way to fight against Trump is to enact change on your own as an individual. I feel that the celebrities are not doing anything for us but feeding into his bad behavior. It is beginning to make them look bad and crazy. I think Tony's behavior made him look nuts, he should have said it in a more principled manner that still conveyed his message. Instead, he was made out to be a crazy man, taking the high road is always the better decision no matter how hard it is.

    I think that the best way to fight against Trump is to enact change on your own as an individual. I feel that the celebrities are not doing anything for us but feeding into his bad behavior. It is beginning to make them look bad and crazy. I think Tony's behavior made him look nuts, he should have said it in a more principled manner that still conveyed his message. Instead, he was made out to be a crazy man, taking the high road is always the better decision no matter how hard it is.


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