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Michele Bachmann Demands Apology From NBC for 'Sexist' Song

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By Allison Summers, Christian Post Reporter
November 23, 2011|5:11 pm

Michele Bachmann is demanding an apology from NBC after Jimmy Fallon's band introduced the Republican presidential candidate with a “sexist” song this week on his show.

As Bachmann walked onto the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage, the band played Fishbone's song, “Lyin A-- B----.” While she was unaware of the song's significance at the time, she said she was angered when she later found out.

Fallon tweeted an apology soon after the controversy began, saying, "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."

The band's drummer, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson also addressed the issue and offered somewhat of an apology in a statement.

"The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur-of-the-moment decision," said Thompson. "The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention."

While Bachmann accepted Fallon's apology she said she would like one from NBC as well, adding that an apology would surely have been given if the song had been played for the first lady.

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"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," she told Fox News. “None of that happened from NBC and this is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite…I think it’s sexism as well."

She also stated that she won't hold a grudge against Fallon.

"I am hoping to be able to speak to Jimmy Fallon today," she 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."

 

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