Robert De Niro takes jibe at Trump during GLAAD Awards speech
New York: Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro made a subtle jab at Republican presidential presumptive nominee Donald Trump while accepting the Excellence in Media honour at the GLAAD Media Awards. The award ceremony took place in New York, said The Hollywood
“You think you’ve got it bad, LBGT community? I don’t think you know what it’s like to be really discriminated against,” De Niro quipped upon taking the stage. Making a reference to Marco Rubio’s “small hands” comments that fuelled the feud between the former candidate and Trump, De Niro said, “I recently turned on the television news and saw this odd guy with little hands, and he was raving. Turns out, the ones being discriminated against are straight, middle-aged white men.” Ending his speech on a more serious note, De Niro, 72, left the audience with empowering words on the importance of supporting LGBT rights.
“As an actor, I don’t judge the characters I play. As a person, I don’t judge the characters I play with,” he said to cheers and applause from the crowd.
Robert De Niro has come in support of the LGBT community against Trump’s anti-gay statements.