Meryl Streep Takes On Donald Trump From The Golden Globes Stage
Meryl Streep has strong opinions and she never backs down from voicing them. Her opinion on president elect Donald Trump is no secret to anyone. She had criticized him before the elections and she continues to do so after the elections as well. Just days before Donald Trump is expected to be sworn into presidency, Meryl Streep comes down hard on him. She chose the stage perfectly and delivered her message with strong words.
She was honoured with the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony and she delivered a six minute acceptance speech. Most of that time was dedicated to a message to Donald Trump.
She called him out for mocking a reporter in 2015. She was rewarded with a resounding applause of support.
“Just to pick up on what Hugh Laurie said: You and all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it: Hollywood, foreigners and the press. But who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey. Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls, Rhode Island; Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised by a single mom in Brooklyn. Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids in Ohio. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Where are their birth certificates? And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised in London — no, in Ireland I do believe, and she’s here nominated for playing a girl in small-town Virginia.
Ryan Gosling, like all of the nicest people, is Canadian, and Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London, and is here playing an Indian raised in Tasmania. So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.
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— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017
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