Hollywood’s much-loved actress Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. While that was not a surprise for her fans, Streep’s acceptance speech has taken the world by surprise. The talented actress-singer used the Golden Globes 2017 platform to voice her opinions on US President-Elect Donald Trump. In her speech, Meryl Streep spoke about a sensitive incident where Donald Trump had mocked a disabled New York Times reporter in 2015. The actress is known for voicing her opinions on various sensitive topics. Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes 2017 has gone viral on social media. Take a look the video below! ALSO READ: Golden Globes Awards 2017: Meryl Streep pulling up Donald Trump in her speech will make you respect her even more!
Meryl Streep began her speech by addressing the issue of immigrants working in Hollywood, taking a dig at the Donald Trump’s thoughts on banning immigrants. She pointed out how most of Hollywood’s best actors and actresses are not America-born, and the consequences of getting away with immigrants would essentially shut Hollywood down. The biggest highlight of her speech was when she said, “Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
This statement was in line with the 2015 incident where Donald Trump openly made fun of a disabled reporter and bullied him. Streep also spoke of the necessity to protect the press and how each person is Hollywood needs to stand up against such violent acts of bullying. She also spoke about how privileged each actor in Hollywood is and the need for them to remember their responsibilities. The actress ended her acceptance speech with a quote by her dear friend, Carrie Fisher, “Take your broken heart, make it into art!”
Twitter has gone berserk with mixed reactions on Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes 2017, as Donald Trump supporters are taking a dig at the actress and spreading hatred. However, followers of Meryl Streep have outnumbered her haters and have flooded the micro-blogging site with their positive comments.
Meryl Streep’s supporters took it upon themselves to shut down Trump supporters with all the sass and sarcasm. While one user pointed out the irony of Trump supporters claiming celebrities should stay out of politics, another gave the best reaction for Trump supporters’ meltdown in one single gif.
People from the industry also voiced their support and took to social media to praise her for this move. American actor, Billy Baldwin who is known for his work in films like Flatliners, Backdraft, Sliver, Fair Game, Virus, Double Bang, came out to support the statements made by Streep.
This tweet best summed up her courage on making her opinion voiced at any opportunity given.
Meryl Streep has been cited as the “best actress of the generation” by the media. The 67-year-old has done versatile roles and is known for transforming into the characters she plays by adapting to various accents. The actress also holds the record for most Academy Award nominations of any actor, having been nominated 19 times.