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Meryl Streep Explains All-White Berlin Film Festival Jury — ‘We’re All Africans Really’

Is there any celebrity alive with a worthwhile opinion on anything?

I mean, I guess they’re usually paid to recite the shit people who actually have brains (or not) write, which doesn’t really require them to have any idea what’s going on on earth, but goddamn.

Because we’re still talking about the lack of diversity, or just straight up racism, in relation to the Oscars, Meryl Streep, the head of this year’s Berlin Film Festival Jury, was asked why the jury is whiter than than a Klan meeting. And boy, did she have some dumb shit to say.

“This jury is evidence that at least women are included and in fact dominate this jury. So I think the Berlinale is ahead of the game.”

Yeah, because we all know that inequality ends once white women are included. Thanks, Meryl.

When asked by an Egyptian reporter whether she understood films from the Arab and North African cultures, she admitted that she knows nothing about the region. However, she thinks that she’s qualified to judge their films because she’s “played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures.” 

Amazing. I played a surgeon on TV. Your kid will totally survive this operation. She also offered this gem.

“There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all we’re all from Africa originally. Berliners, we’re all Africans really.” 

I’m Meryl Streep. I don’t need to be educated on global culture because I’m Meryl Streep and only white women are important. I think that hundreds of thousands of years of global cultural changes aren’t real. Based on this, I know what films are good.

No thank you.

(H/T: Celebitchy)

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