One of the most storied acting careers in all of Hollywood was seriously tarnished prior to the presidential election when the beloved De Niro released a campaign video in which he stated:
“He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a bullshit artist. He talks about how he’d like to punch people in the face. Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
Now he emerges with another stunning statement that has shocked everyone!
According to Fox News, New York politician and optometrist, Dr. Dean Hart is seeking an apology from the 73-year-old De Niro, for a joke his character made in the new movie “The Comedian,” which recently became available on Netflix.
In the film, Robert De Niro plays Jackie Burke, a struggling comic who tells a crowd during a stand-up set, “I looked up Hicksville on Wikipedia. It said ‘inbreeding’ and ‘crystal meth.’”
Hart, who is running for town clerk in nearby Oyster Bay, wasn’t amused by the line.
“I’d like to see him say that joke in the street,” said Hart to the publication. “It might not be too funny.”
De Niro has not made an apology, and his rep Stan Rosenfield issued a statement firing back at Hart.
“Sorry to disappoint, but Robert De Niro did not say that,” said Rosenfield. “The character Robert De Niro portrayed in the film said that because it was written in the script. Bob was just saying his lines.”
He’s welcome in Trump’s America, of course. Conservatives don’t kick people out or try to ruin their careers based on their first Amendment right to free speech. But it would be nice if he’d stop acting like a Focker by making such asinine comments.
What do you think about this?