Jimmy Fallon and Questlove have both apologized to Michele Bachmann for playing “Lying Ass Bitch” as her intro song earlier this week on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” But that isn’t enough for the GOP candidate. Bachmann says that the song was sexist and that NBC has a double standard for conservative women. Bachmann said that she would like an apology from the network.
Bachmann told Fox News this morning:
“If that song had been played for Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her and likely they could have fired the drummer, at least suspended him. None of that happened from NBC. And this is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite, but it’s also, I think, sexism as well. This wouldn’t be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama; it shouldn’t be tolerated if it’s a conservative woman either.”
Bachmann said that NBC should fire whoever was responsible for picking the song, which in this case, is Roots bandleader Questlove.
After the incident Questlove issued an apology on Twitter.
“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.”
Jimmy Fallon also issued an apology to Bachman and said that he would love to have her back on the show. Fallon said:
“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… it was a fun interview. She helped me with my Minnesota accent. (I still sound Irish).”
NBC hasn’t fired Questlove and it hasn’t issued an apology yet.
Here’s the video of the Roots playing “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” for Michele Bachmann’s entrance on Jimmy Fallon.
Bachmann may be upset with NBC and the Roots, but she apparently has no problem with Mr. Fallon. Bachmann 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.”
Do you think NBC should fire Questlove? Was Michele Bachmann’s “Lyin’ Ass B**ch” intro a slight against all women in politics?