Living legend Meryl Streep was given a beautiful tribute for her lifetime of work in Hollywood, but used the opportunity to send a powerful message to America instead of congratulating herself.
With millions watching, Streep took the stage to accept a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes and laid out a concise, brutal indictment of the Trump campaign’s appeal to hatred, fear, and bigotry to get Donald Trump elected.
The portion of that Meryl Streep speech that stunned and silenced the Golden Globes. pic.twitter.com/QIcQfTqDqB
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
Streep took no prisoners:
“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others – we all lose.”
Gee, I wonder which belligerent bully she could be referring to?
The internet seemed to know exactly what she was talking about.
Get ready for a full day of breathless Fox News coverage of that Meryl Streep #GoldenGlobes speech.
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) January 9, 2017
Thank you Meryl Streep. Bravery, poise, eloquence, and speaking for many rather than just for herself, and for what is right. #GoldenGlobes
— Tim Teeman (@TimTeeman) January 9, 2017
— Lindsay Rothfeld (@Lfeld824) January 9, 2017
— Fermented Jokes (@FermentedJokes) January 9, 2017
Now the question becomes, will Donald Trump sink to yet a new low by attacking beloved actress Meryl Streep just because she dared speak out against his bigotry? Sadly, I think we all know the answer.
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