The actress Meryl Streep gave an obnoxious anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globe awards last night, reminding average Americans why we ignored Hollywood during the 2016 election.
The Hill reported:
Meryl Streep slams Trump in emotional Golden Globes speech
The iconic actress referred to the time Trump imitated a disabled New York Times reporter on the campaign trail, and said that particular, real-life performance broke her heart.
“But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good — there was nothing good about it — but it was effective and did its job,” Streep said of Trump’s imitation of reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has a congenital condition affecting the joints. “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 out-ranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back,” she continued. “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie; it was in real life.”
“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.
Instinct to humiliate? Is she talking about the countless times TV and movies mocked George W. Bush and anyone who voted for him? Maybe she’s talking about all the times Hollywood mocked American Christians.
Here’s her pompous, self-indulgent speech:
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017
Thanks for the reminder, Ms. Streep. We had almost forgotten how hypocritical and self-righteous you Hollywood types really are.