Dr Mumbo

Australian television’s ‘Fuck Trump’ moment

Dr Mumbo doesn’t mind the occasional Monday morning profanity – but rarely expects to hear it on traditional broadcast television at this time.

The Australian feed of the Tony Awards, however, has garnered international attention after Twitter user Rhett Bartlett posted footage from the event, which failed to censor actor Robert de Niro’s anti-Trump tirade.

According to the Twitterverse – Dr Mumbo’s favourite universe – and now numerous international news outlets, “Fuck Trump” was bleeped out in international broadcasts, but made it across the line in Australia on Foxtel Arts.

Dr Mumbo waits with bated breath to see if the expletive-laden monologue makes it to air in the Australian re-run during prime time, but notes not everybody was celebrating the headline-grabbing moment.


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