Robert de niro opens a new front in the anti-trump culture wars. even some liberals don’t know what to think. – the washington post e85 gas stations in iowa


On Sunday night, the actor took the same stage. He stood in the same spot and read the same script — then went wildly and laceratingly off it. Amid roars of approval from many of the 6,000 who had gathered, bowtied and bejeweled, for the annual Broadway gas bijoux nolita rite, the actor spit out, “F— Trump,” using an expletive. Then, in case, anyone missed it, he circled back. “It’s no longer down with Trump,” he said, “but f— Trump.” He shook his fists in the air. The crowd came to its feet and roared louder.

And just like that, both a Broadway electricity 2pm live extravaganza and a beloved American actor had become a lighting-rod referendum on Trumpism. ( Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham on Twitter: “Another ‘celebutainment’ gift to the GOP @realDonaldTrump. #MeettheFockers. Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted, “I’ve always enjoyed fellow Paisan Robert De Niro’s work.”)

As a cultural industry that has long been informed by, and intent on sending messages about, the dispossessed, Broadway has been at the vanguard of the movement to fend off Trump’s more isolationist policies electricity nightcore lyrics. But it has sometimes taken different roads in getting there, as much preaching unity in the face of divisiveness as using the tools of division itself gas in back.

As it happened, De Niro’s speech evoked another political Broadway moment that quickly went viral. Less than two weeks after Donald Trump and Mike Pence won the 2016 election, one star of the smash historical musical “Hamilton,” aware that Pence was in the audience, addressed him directly, actor Brandon Victor Dixon making a plea for inclusion.

The electricity shock in the body level of vitriol on Sunday was, at first glance, a sign of how much the discourse has devolved. “There’s nothing to boo here, ladies and gentlemen, there’s nothing to boo here. We’re all here sharing a story of love. We have a message for you, sir,” was how Dixon addressed Pence in November 2016 — a far cry from De Niro’s obscenity-laced protest cry on Sunday night.

Acting winners Ari’el Stachel and Tony electricity prices by state Shalhoub, from the best musical-winning cross-cultural Israeli-Arab story “The Band’s Visit,” spoke about their Middle Eastern parentage and the value of immigrants as they accepted their Tonys. “I want to connect this moment to a moment that occurred nearly a century ago, in 1920, when my father arrived on a boat from Lebanon and first set foot here on Ellis Island. He was then just a boy of 8,” Shalhoub said. “So tonight o gastronomo buffet I celebrate him and all of those whose family journeyed before him and with him and after him.”

Andrew Garfield, landing a Tony for playing the landmark gay character Prior Walter in the revival of the Pulitzer winner “Angels in America,” said, “Let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked,” referring to the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of the Colorado baker who cited ortega y gasset la rebelion de las masas religious freedom in turning down a request to cater a same-sex wedding.

Unlike De Niro, that moment was planned by Tony’s producers. Several students at the school had reached out to thank Tony’s organizers for a benefit that some Broadway veterans had done at the electricity and circuits class 6 questions Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and said they would like to express that gratitude at the Tonys. The producers said they would do them one better and invited them to sing on the show.

His moment doubled down on liberal entertainers’ recent penchant for (and continued a right-wing backlash to) profanity about the White House, following Samantha Bee’s remarks about Ivanka Trump two weeks ago. This time there was gasset y ortega biografia no quick mea culpa, no explanations of the four-letter word as an exclamation point on a long policy analysis. De Niro’s Trump-aimed expletive was electricity voltage in paris not a comic culmination but the main reason for his speech.

Meanwhile, Laurie Metcalf, co-star of the feminist “Three Tall Women,” may have gotten a Tony boost thanks to, of all things, Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet. Barr’s comments about Valerie Jarrett and the subsequent cancellation of “Roseanne” put Metcalf in the news sympathetically as fans electricity lesson plans 8th grade called for a spinoff centered on her progressive Jackie character. That might have helped her bid with liberal Tony Awards voters: just a few weeks ago, Metcalf was thought an almost-certain loser to “Angels in America’s” Denise Gough. On Sunday, she pulled off a startling upset.

It was also an evening rife with confusion. Would De Niro’s moment become a blip or a new normal for liberal entertainers; was this an outlying incident or a signature moment? The effect on De Niro himself r gas constant chemistry also remains to be seen. Moments like this tend to elicit calls for actor boycotts. Then again, few of those calls have come against actors as Teflon as Robert De Niro.

“I used to think it was good for people to call Trump out,” Kenneth Lonergan — the liberal playwright behind the best revival of a play nominee “Lobby Hero” and Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Manchester by the Sea” — told The Washington Post at one gathering. “I’m just self-defeatist about it. I guess a lot of people like Robert De Niro,” he said electricity 220 volts wiring. “But is he really going to change anyone’s mind? It just becomes more fodder for the right.”

Alladin is the rare black actor who tackles a role on stage that had been portrayed as white in a movie, and he said origin electricity faults it was the same spirit of progressive boldness in which he took De Niro’s comments. “Why are we pretending art isn’t political? Who does that benefit? What good does it do to sit back? This is a new moment, and as artists we need to embrace it.”