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NBC 'Severely Reprimands' The Roots Over Offensive Song Used for Michele Bachmann

November 25, 2011 03:07:23 GMT

The network inform in a personal letter written by VP late night Doug Vaughan that they have punished the 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' house band.


NBC 'Severely Reprimands' The Roots Over Offensive Song Used for Michele Bachmann
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A little details of NBC's apology letter sent to Michele Bachmann have been unveiled. Written by the network's VP late night Doug Vaughan, the letter informed that The Roots, who played Fishbone's song "Lyin' A** B****" to welcome the female politician on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon", had been "severely reprimanded."

According to Bachmann's representative Alice Stewart, Vaughan sincerely apologized for what happened on Monday night, November 21, and the executive admitted that the incident was "not only unfortunate but also unacceptable." Talking about the Republican presidential hopeful's response, the publicist stated, "She accepted the apology."

Beside receiving personal apology from NBC, Bachmann had also "a great conversation" with Jimmy Fallon over what happened. In a statement, the supporter of the Tea Party movement said, "I don't have anything against Jimmy Fallon. I love him, he's a kick. It was a great opportunity to be on the show. I'd love to go back again."

The band through their leader, ?uestlove, have apologized for what they did as well. "The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision. The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention," so the drummer said.

Though accepting the apology, Bachmann made it clear that she was outraged over the incident. When appearing on Fox News, the politician said, "This is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite." She added, "This wouldn't be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama. It shouldn't be tolerated if it's a conservative woman either."

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posted by Tim on Nov 25, 2011
Fire the band. It was not spur of the moment.
posted by white lightning on Nov 24, 2011
Shut up! Who let ur dumb butt out of ur cave!!! Where ur from, Europe? Get a life u freaking loser. Typical
posted by pdx on Nov 24, 2011
Pea ohed what does africa has to do with it???? You sound ignorant.
posted by Pea Ohed on Nov 24, 2011
WTF, who let the DUMBER out of Africa? I used to like Jimmy, but it will take a very sincere national apology to regain that feeling!:((((((((((((

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