Michele Bachmann strode on to NBC's
Late Night to greet host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday as the band
played a portion of a 1985 song titled Lying Ass Bitch.
The song includes the lyrics, “She
always says she needs you, but you know she really don't care.”
Fallon's house band the Roots is led by
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who said that the song was a
“tongue-in-cheek and spur-of-the-moment decision.
Speaking on Fox News, Bachmann
said that the Fallon show band had displayed sexism and bias.
“This is clearly a form of bias on
the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite,” she said. “This
wouldn't be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama. It shouldn't be
tolerated if it's a conservative woman either.”
In an appearance on Michael Medved's
radio show, Bachmann called the incident “inappropriate, outrageous
NBC, Fallon and Thompson have
apologized for the gaff.
“The show was not aware of it and I
feel bad if her feelings were hurt,” Thompson said. “That was
not my intention.”
Fallon said in a tweet that he was “so
sorry about the intro mess.”