During Monday’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the show’s band-in-residence, The Roots, caused a stir by contributing a little bit of political subtext to Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s introduction. As she walked onstage, the band played a few censored measures of the song “Lyin’ A** B****” by the eclectic alt-rock band Fishbone.
While Fallon has since apologized for the inconsiderate choice of song via Twitter, Bachmann is demanding 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.”
It’s not exactly my desire to encourage the foul treatment of women in any way. However, having said that, it’s Fishbone. Do you know who Fishbone is? Do you know anyone who does? More people are fans of the movie Beastly than Fishbone on Facebook. Way more. Odds are that without Bachmann’s tantrum, no one would have gotten the reference except for that weird guy you know who owns a Tool t-shirt.
NBC, for now, it’s probably best to apologize. Let Michele get back to her delightful criticisms of science, homosexuality, and coherent sentences.Tags: Fishbone, Jimmy Fallon, Late Night, Michele Bachmann, NBC, politics