NBC Apologizes to Michele Bachmann for Fallon Intro Music
Michelle Bachmann, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
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Michele Bachmann demands apology over "Lyin'" intro music on Jimmy Fallon
NBC has apologized to Michele Bachmann, who chastised the network on Wednesday for not speaking up sooner about her appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, during which the GOP presidential candidate was welcomed on stage with the 1985 Fishbone song "Lyin' A-- B----," played by house band The Roots.
Late Wednesday, Bachmann received a letter from Doug Vaughan, NBC's vice president for late night programming, who called the incident "not only unfortunate but also unacceptable." In addition to apologizing, Vaughan also noted that the band had been reprimanded.
Jimmy Fallon immediately took to Twitter to apologize for the stunt, which follows several other past snarky musical intros. "I'm honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I'm so sorry about the intro mess," he tweeted Tuesday. "I really hope she comes back."
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Bachmann appeared on Fox News' America's Newsroom on Wednesday, accepting Fallon's apology, but imploring NBC to apologize as well. "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," Bachmann said.
In response to his choice of music, Roots drummer ?uestlove said in a statement: "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."