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Robert De Niro Accuses Apple of Censoring Anti-Trump Remarks at Gotham Awards

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Olalekan Adigun
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Robert De Niro Accuses Apple of Censoring Anti-Trump Remarks at Gotham Awards

At the 33rd Gotham Awards, celebrated actor Robert De Niro encountered an unexpected hurdle. His intended remarks criticizing former President Donald Trump had been erased from his teleprompter. Unfazed, De Niro revealed his original script, addressing issues of historical revisionism, truth, and Trump's infamous propensity to lie.

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Unsanctioned Censorship

As he took to the stage to present a tribute to 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' a historical drama directed by Martin Scorsese, De Niro found that the first part of his speech had been removed. The actor, well-known for his criticism of the former president, expressed his frustration and proceeded to read the omitted section from his phone. His denunciation of Trump's treatment of the weak, nature, and Native Americans was unreserved.

Apple's Silent Stance

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The 'Killers of the Flower Moon' actor pointed a finger at Apple, the film's producer, accusing them of censoring his speech. De Niro's criticism was met with silence as the company refrained from responding to his allegations. Sources suggest that Apple's decision was in response to the filmmaking team's feedback, which desired the actor's remarks to focus mainly on the movie.

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