Michele Bachmann Gets An Apology From NBC
Rep. Michele Bachmann was looking for an apology from NBC over the incident on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and reports are stating that she got one. This follows a tweeted apology from the host of the late night talk show over the song choice made by the house band The Roots when the presidential candidate was making her way out to the interview chair.
Bachmann appeared on Late Night earlier this week. When she walked out on stage, The Roots played Fishbone’s “Lyin Ass Bitch.” Apparently, Bachmann wasn’t aware of the song at the time, but later called the song choice “sexist” and wanted an apology from NBC. She told Fox News, “If that had been Michelle Obama, who’d come out on the stage, and if that song had been played for Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her and likely they would have fired the drummer, or at least suspended him.”
Jimmy Fallon tweeted an apology, stating, “I'm honored that @MicheleBachmann was on our show yesterday and I'm so sorry about the intro mess. I really hope she comes back.” Meanwhile, CNN confirms that the network apologized to Bachmann on Wednesday.
Per their article, the Roots issued a statement on their song choice, saying, “The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur-of-the-moment decision.”
That seems like less of an apology and more of an attempt to call rudeness humor. I wouldn’t hold it against anyone from the Roots for not liking Bachmann, but it doesn’t excuse slinging mud at a guest on the show while she’s making her way to her chair to be interviewed.
Here’s the episode below. Bachmann walks out onto the set at around the 22 minute mark.
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