How will Hollywood get along with President (sigh) Trump? Judging by Meryl Streep’s remarks at this year’s Golden Globes, the keyword would be “uneasy”.
Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award which honors those who make outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. It honors a career’s work and Streep definitely deserves it. When she got onstage to accept the award, she certainly used her time wisely.
Without ever naming Trump, she said, “You and all of us in this room belong to the most vilified segments of America right now: Hollywood, foreigners, and the press,” to which everybody responded with applause.
She also pointed out that foreigners make up a good percentage in Hollywood. “Hollywood is crawling with foreigners and if you kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.” Well, c’mon, MMA IS pretty artistic. The “showtime kick”? That’s physical art like parkour.
Streep also touched on Trump’s mocking of a physically challenged reporter, saying “disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence” and that “when the powerful use their position to bully, we all lose.”
Could you ever see Clinton or Bush acting like Trump?
Streep continued by encouraging the press, saying “we need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage. We’re going to need them going forward, and they’re going to need us to safeguard the truth.”
After her speech, Trump ordered Streep deported. Oh, she’s not an immigrant? That won’t matter in Trump’s America.