Robert De Niro has received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards for slamming US president Donald Trump.
Taking the stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s performance at the awards, the 74-year-old wasted no time with such a public opportunity.
“I’m gonna say one thing: “F*** Trump!” he exclaimed. “It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s F*** Trump!”
While the US censored the expletives, Aussie viewers were gifted the moment in all of its glory and Twitter was set alight.
“Robert De Niro just yelled ‘F*** Trump’ on national television before introducing Bruce Springsteen, and I am absolutely here for it,” one user wrote.
“Robert De Niro said ‘F*** Trump’ and got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards. I love the Tony Awards,” another wrote.
According to US Today, Tony Award winner John Tiffany, who won for his role in the hit Broadway show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was making his way into the media room just as the Meet The Focker’s actor went rogue.
“Did Al Pacino just say ‘f*** Trump’,” he asked, as the press room corrected him.
“It was Robert De Niro? That’s even worse!”
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