Meryl Streep does it again. At the 2017 Golden Globes, the actress accepted the coveted Cecil B. Demille Award and delivered a speech that is taking over the Internet.
She spoke about actors being from different backgrounds, “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts.”
Streep was taking aim at U.S. President Elect, Donald Trump, adding how hurt she was to witness Trump mock a disabled reporter, “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was in real life.”
“And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modelled 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. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
The legendary actress then remembered dear friend Carrie Fisher when she concluded her passionate speech with Fisher’s words, “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
Streep’s speech drew praise from Hollywood as stars took to Twitter to show their love.
One individual, however, didn’t agree with Streep’s statement about martial arts not being an art.
Scott Coker, a kickboxing and mixed martial arts promoter wasn’t happy with her remarks but invited Streep to change her mind.