Once-celebrated actor Robert De Niro has lost his touch.
No longer the menacing tough guy he has played in the numerous films throughout his career, he is now trying to indoctrinate college graduates using his own biased left-wing opinions. His commencement speech to the students at Rhode Island’s Brown University should serve as an example of what not to do.
Over the weekend of May 26-28, Brown University celebrated the commencement of its class of 2017. De Niro, a card-carrying Hollywood liberal, tried to use his celebrity and “movie terminology” to relate to the graduates and inspire them towards, “change.”
His statements were not only weak in logic, but likely offensive to a good part of his audience. Not everyone in the graduating class shared his left-wing sentiments, but that didn’t stop De Niro from telling the graduates that the country they are graduating in is a “tragic, dumb— comedy.”
“When you started school, the country was an inspiring, uplifting drama,” he said, according to Brown University’s website. “You are graduating into a tragic, dumbass comedy.”
That was a comparison of the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. And it would take an out-of-touch Hollywood liberal to think Obama’s time in the White House was an “inspiring, uplifting drama.” It certainly wasn’t to the American voters who rejected Obama’s chosen successor in November.
De Niro then gave the graduates some “rousing” advice — first suggesting they stay in the juvenile world of college by hiding behind Brown’s famous ornamental entrance, the Van Vickle Gates.
“My advice is to lock the Van Wickle Gates and stay here,” De Niro said. “But if you do leave, work for the change. Work to stop the insanity. Start now so the Class of 2018 will graduate into a better world.”
It’s no secret that DeNiro stands with the other extreme liberals of Hollywood, those like Kathy Griffin, Meryl Streep, and others who routinely use moments not meant for political opinions to spread anger and hatred towards President Donald Trump’s administration.
However, his comments here are completely one-sided and do not focus on the graduates, but just push his own liberal political opinions.
Source: Conservative Tribune