Music Reacts To Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Criticizing Donald Trump

Meryl Streep stole the show when she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The legendary actress could’ve taken the opportunity to recall the countless iconic roles she’s played over her decades-long career, but instead she used the moment to shed light on Donald Trump’s repulsive demeanor as the upcoming leader of the free world.

One moment that stood out to her was Trump’s “performance” mocking a disabled reporter.

“An actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us, and let you feel what that feels like. And there were many, many, many powerful performances this year that did exactly that. Breathtaking, compassionate work.”

“But 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, and 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 kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose. O.K., go on with it.”

Donald Trump responded to Streep's speech, calling her "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood."


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