Supporters of Donald Trump are saying they are going to boycott Robert De Niro after his latest remarks about the president.

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The #BoycottDeNiro movement is spreading online

It's another boycott!


Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Jun 13, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 1:39 pm CDT

Some of President Donald Trump‘s most vocal supporters online are promising to boycott actor Robert De Niro after he disparaged the president during the Tony Awards earlier this week.

De Niro, who said “fuck Trump” while on stage at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, seemed to catch the attention of the president.

On Tuesday evening Trump fired back, calling De Niro a “very low IQ individual” and said the actor was “punch-drunk.” He also gave the renowned actor a new nickname: “Punchy.”

“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk.’ I guess he doesn’t…realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!” the presidnt wrote on Twitter.

Supporters of the president soon followed suit, promising to boycott De Niro’s movies and restaurants.

One apparent Trump supporter posted a video on YouTube of throwing a framed picture of the actor that was hanging in his home into a garbage can and smashing it with a hammer.

“This used to be my idol, I used to love this guy–Robert De Niro. But after what he did last night after the Tony’s, this is where Robert goes,” the man says in the video just before he throws a framed picture of the actor into the trash. “You’re a real piece of shit. Another Trump-hater down.”

Other supporters just vented their frustration online.

This is not the first time the actor has had choice words about Trump. In January, De Niro reportedly called the president a “fucking fool” and “our baby-in-chief” during the National Board of Review Awards.

The boycott against the actor is just the latest conservative-led “boycott” that has sparked up in the wake of Trump’s presidency.

The brands, stores, or companies that have faced the online backlash from conservatives in recent years include: Cheesecake Factory, Target, Starbucks, the NFL, Star Wars, and even Budweiser beer. There are countless more.


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*First Published: Jun 13, 2018, 11:04 am CDT