Meryl Streep sure is one hell of a woman! She is outspoken and on point, and that’s the reason whenever she is out there, addressing us it’s always the most sensible things we hear.
After the unforgettable speech at the Golden Globe Awards, there was a lot of conjecture around it.
On which the then president-elect Donald Trump was harsh and remarked her as an “overrated actress”
At the Ally for Equality Award, while addressing the LGBTQ freedoms and equal rights she finally opened up about it.
She jokingly said’- “Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated, and currently, over-berated actress … of my generation,” “But that is why you invited me here! Right?”
Though she didn’t mention Trump's name, Streep did joke about his tweet blasting her Globes speech, and called out his “catastrophic instinct to retaliate.”
The situation got really critical when she spoke about politics.
“If you think people got mad when they thought the government was coming after their guns, wait until they come and try to take away our happiness.”
“Evil prospers when good men do nothing’… ain’t that the truth,”
“We shouldn’t be surprised that fundamentalists, of all stripes, everywhere, are exercised and fuming. We shouldn’t be surprised that these profound changes come at a much steeper cost than it seems would lie true in the 20th century. We shouldn’t be surprised if not everyone is totally down with it. But if we live through this precarious moment … if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn’t lead us to nuclear winter, we will have much to thank this president for because he will have woken us up to how fragile freedom really is," she said.
She also made sure to clear the air regarding her comment she made during her Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award speech, during which she said football and martial arts were “not the arts,” calling it a failed attempt to crack a joke.
“I do like football … I have watched more football in 60 years than anybody here,” she explained on Saturday. “But if you hear a woman in a restaurant say, ‘My son is very interested in the arts,’ she’s not talking about football or mixed martial arts because they’re just not the same thing. Some of us like football, some of us like the arts, many of us want both in our lives … I was making a joke, and Mike Nichols told me, ‘If you have to explain the joke, Meryl, you’re doomed.’”
The Ally for Equality Award recognizes individuals who have helped lend a voice to the LGBTQ community.
Here’s the clip:
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