Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe Speech
January 11, 2017
Meryl Streep was awarded with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. Whereas actors and actresses use the time to give thanks, Streep also used her time to address politics, or more specifically the presidential election.
Referring to the time Trump had imitated a disabled reporter of the New York Times, Streep said: “But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart, not because it was good, it was — there’s nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth.
“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege and power and the capacity to fight back. It, it kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. And 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.”
With that, she thus plead the audience to support the Committee to Protect Journalists. However, while she would later face criticism for her speech, the audience loudly applauded for Streep.
Aside from that she also acknowledges the key roles outsiders and foreigners have within American culture. She shouts-out actors and actresses such as Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, and Ryan Gosling, as well as a few others.
Following her comment made on Trump, Trump took it to twitter where he called out Streep: