Meryl Streep solidified why she’s the G.O.A.T. on Sunday night when she received the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award at the 74th annual Golden Globes.
Although she had lost her voice, her words were loud and clear. The legendary actress delivered an incredible acceptance speech where she addressed America’s big bad wolf without even saying his name.
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 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, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of 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. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.
Watch Meryl Streep’s powerful speech below.
Donald Trump took to Twitter bright and early Monday morning to troll Dame Streep by calling her an “overrated actress” and a “Hillary flunky.”
I don’t have time….