Meryl Streep's anti-Trump Golden Globe speech divides America

15:35 • 09.01.17



Meryl Streep stunned and touched the Golden Globes audience when she managed to deeply criticize - without ever naming him - President-elect Donald Trump.


After being honored with a Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award on Sunday, the legendary actress gave a speech that touched upon two 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, the Daily Mail reports. 


Trump's favorite communication platform, Twitter, exploded - with some celebrating Streep's speech, but
others condemning it as being the exact sort of condescending attitude from the “elites” that got Trump elected.


Many A-list stars applauded Streep, with some describing her speech as “brave”.
 

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: “There has never been anyone like Meryl Streep. I love her”.


Bette Middler also voiced her support, writing: “Thank God for Meryl Streep, who spoke truth to Power at the Golden Globes tonight calling out He Who Must Be Worshiped, w/o saying his name.”


Actress Julianne Moore quoted a line from the speech, tweeting: '"When the powerful use their position to bully other, we all lose" thank you.


Judd Apatow added:”'We will need a lot of people as clear and brave as Meryl if we are to fight the corruption, bad ideas and lies of Donald Trump.”

However, other social media users criticized the speech, saying it showed exactly why Trump won the presidential elections.

 





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