Brave Or Disrespectful? Twitter Explodes Over Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trump Speech At The Golden Globes.
After being honored with a Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award on Sunday, the legendary actress gave a speech that touched upon three of the contentious presidential election’s touchstones: immigration, the media, and the bullying tactics many felt Trump employed throughout the campaign, especially when he was accused of mocking a disabled reporter.
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Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: ‘There has never been anyone like Meryl Streep. I love her’.
Actress Julianne Moore quoted a line from the speech, tweeting: ‘”When the powerful use their position to bully other, we all lose” thank you.
However, other social media users criticized the speech, saying it showed exactly why Trump won the presidential elections.
‘#MerylStreep dont u get it? There r ppl out here that make less in a year than celebrities spent on their gown tonight? They need an escape,’ tweeted Deplorable P Kelly.
‘This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don’t start recognizing why and how – you will help him get re-elected,’ wrote Fox News host Meghan McCain.
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham added: ‘Meryl Streep, a phenomenal actress, is utterly tedious & pedestrian as a political commentator.’
Others joked about how Trump – who famously tweets off at just about anyone who offends him – would respond to the speech on Twitter.
Former MSNBC host Ronan Farrow also quipped that Streep’s speech was merely to promote her anti-Mixed Martial Arts agenda.
Streep said in her speech that without Hollywood’s long list of actors who are also immigrants, people would have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts.
After the awards ceremony, Trump dismissed Streep as a ‘Hillary lover’, the New York Times reports.
While Trump said he had not seen Streep’s speech or the Golden Globes, he said he was ‘not surprised’ that he was under attack by ‘liberal movie people’.
By Kiri Blakeley For Dailymail.com