Poor, pathetic old “Bob” DeNiro.
On stage, before a crowd of fellow celebrities who paid $850 a ticket to last night’s Tony Awards and a live television audience, looking like a sad old street person they picked up and put in a tuxedo, DeNiro poured out all of his life’s disappointments with an in-eloquent two-word comment. The sane people in the television audience had to be appalled by the display of abject frustration of the once talented actor, but, perhaps even more so by the behavior of the Radio City Music Hall attendees who responded to the childish, petulant, outburst of profanity toward the President of the United States by one of their own.
Not only did DeNiro come across as a greatly disturbed person, obviously at his wit’s end, but the live audience that gave the fading actor a standing ovation may have seemed to be on an even more emotional ragged edge themselves.
In the aftermath of the suicides by two widely known celebrities this past week, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, many people must be troubled by the apparent possibility of an outbreak of mass suicide among members of the entertainment industry.
Most certainly, at least, it is hoped that his friends will urge “Bob” DeNiro to get help. And maybe the entire Hollywood crowd viewers saw last night should be seeking immediate help.
At least, we do. DLH
Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump while the legendary actor was on stage at Sunday’s Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s musical performance.
“I’m going to say one thing, F— Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f— Trump.”
The political sentiment earned De Niro a standing ovation from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall, while CBS scrambled to bleep the audio on the live telecast. After the audience settled, De Niro got back to talking about Springsteen, who received a special Tony Award during Sunday night. The intimate show, “Springsteen on Broadway” — or as De Niro referred to it, “Jersey Boy” — features the Boss performing his music and sharing stories from his 2016 autobiography “Born to Run.” Tickets to the exclusive concert residency, which has been extended twice, are upwards of $850