@CNN Was he actually talking about himself?
— Steve Gilinsky (@stevenjay1761) May 30, 2017
Brown University grads really lucked out when they scored Robert De Niro for their commencement speech. Words don’t get more motivational than this:
Actor Robert De Niro tells graduates in commencement speech that they are graduating into a country that is like a "tragic, dumbass comedy.” pic.twitter.com/bGg0r6f4vC
— CNN (@CNN) May 30, 2017
— TIME (@TIME) May 30, 2017
Here’s what he said:
Well, the country’s gone crazy. In movie terms, when you started school, the country was an inspiring, uplifting drama. You’re graduating into a tragic dumbass comedy.
And trust him: He speaks from experience.
@CNN Which, oddly enough, describes his last several movie roles.
— The Mental Recession (@rustyweiss74) May 30, 2017
@CNN Just like his recent movies.
— The Termintrader (@NicolasSander) May 30, 2017
— 🐾 Danise 🐾 (@pitbullmomof4) May 30, 2017
@TIME Sounds like his next movie.
— Whisky N Cigars (@whisky_n_cigars) May 30, 2017
Oh? Are there plans for a sequel to “Dirty Grandpa”?
— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) May 30, 2017
Maybe De Niro should try to be more positive. After all, he does have some common ground with Trump:
@CNN Does this make Mr. De Niro the head of this 'tragic, dumbass comedy' by claiming vaccines cause autism?
— Daniel (@zoohost) May 30, 2017
Look: There’s no law that says you have to like our president. But is it so much to ask that you keep your personal politics out of a commencement speech? If De Niro’s trying to inspire the leaders of tomorrow, he picked a really crappy way to do it.
— Mrs.Trick (@mrs_trick1) May 30, 2017
@TIME That's sad. He should be providing words of inspiration to a graduating class and he says this. That's Hollywood these days.
— Vickie Saylor (@vickie_saylor) May 30, 2017