Robert De Niro Acceptance Speech: Funny or Foul?

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Ricky Gervais hosted the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, creating a bit of a stir while doing so. But that wasn't unexpected.

Robert De Niro, conversely, is known as one of the quieter, more intense actors out there. That's why it made it so shocking when the icon accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award last night and went off on hot topics such as immigration and Megan Fox.

“I’m sorry more members of the foreign press aren’t with us tonight," he said. "But many were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem."

Listen to the speech and decide: Was it funny or foul?

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Yes, his comment was offensive, and on top of that, inaccurate. The fact that Javier Bardem is from Europe just makes Deniro look even more ignorant, seeing our illegals are generally from Central America. I guess Deniro just is ill-informed. Not a good thing from one of my heroes.

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my hero is dead. i quit robert de niro. adios hijo de p.

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Only he knows what he meant. The sad thing is that if he had said anything about black people, he would have been allover the news and everybody would be mad at him. He's not hispanic, nor married to one, so it's not even remotely funny. Had he said anything about blacks, he'd have been MADE to apologize, but illegals, "thats ok...thats funny, dont take it so serious". It's so unfair.

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how could he be rasist he's married to a black women that' it

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funny funny funny

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Now that I read the speech he said, I don't think that it was nesesarly rasist, but it was just a dumb speech he made a fool of him self.. and he is pointing directly to hispanics being illigal wen he said Jeram Bardem just kuz he is hispank.. your not kool. Btw little fockers suked. Ciow

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Now that I read the speech he said, I don't think that it was nesesarly rasist, but it was just a dumb speech he made a fool of him self.. and he is pointing directly to hispanics being illigal wen he said Jeram Bardem just kuz he is hispank..

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Not a Racist....The Man its the best actor of all times
I am willing to take whatever coments he has...and remain a big fan of Him...
Im Mexican and I use to be a Waiter..so what..my kids will have a better chance than the one I had..
I can get deported any time...but my kids are American Citizens..so Ha!!!

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is he Racist? Who knows. Hard to say what he really meant. I think its odd that you recieve such a prestigious award and thats what comes out of your mouth. Bring Ricky back next year. Same difference.

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I know I'm a moron for posting here again but here goes: De Niro was not making racist remarks! He was being sarcastic about the new immigration laws (Arizona anyone?)... as well as the new highly invasive search procedures at airports. De niro was obviously making jokes about topics that upset him ... as they should upset all of us. His delivery might not have been that great but that's something else.