Robert De Niro's Leadership Award Revoked Amidst Political Outcry

Veteran actor Robert De Niro will not receive the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) leadership award after his outspoken criticism of Donald Trump. NAB decided the actor's recent high-profile activities would distract from the philanthropic focus of the event. De Niro expressed his continued support for NAB's work.

PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: 02-06-2024 17:47 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 17:47 IST
Robert De Niro's Leadership Award Revoked Amidst Political Outcry
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In a surprising turn of events, veteran actor Robert De Niro's scheduled leadership award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has been rescinded. This decision follows De Niro's vocal criticisms of former President Donald Trump outside Trump's criminal trial in New York.

De Niro, well-known for his opposition to Trump, was slated to receive the honor next week in Washington, D.C. However, a NAB spokesperson highlighted that the event aims to remain staunchly bipartisan. "While we strongly support the right of every American to exercise free speech, it's clear Mr. De Niro's recent high-profile activities would divert attention from our philanthropic work," the statement read.

Reacting to the decision, De Niro conveyed his respect for the NAB Leadership Foundation and wished them well. Meanwhile, a jury in Manhattan has unanimously found Trump guilty of falsifying business records to cover up a hush money payment, further intensifying the political climate.

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