Meryl Streep slams Donald Trump in golden globes acceptance speech, twitter war breaks out over whether actress was 'brave' or 'disrespectful' to President-elect and his voters
Meryl Streep stunned and touched the Golden Globes audience, when she managed to deeply criticize - without ever naming him President-elect Donald Trump. After being honored with a Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award on Sunday, the legendary actress gave a speech that touched upon two of the contentious presidential election's touchstones: immigration, the media, and the bullying tactics many felt Trump employed throughout the campaign, especially when he was accused of mocking a disabled reporter. Trump's favorite communication platform, Twitter, exploded - with most people celebrating Streep's speech, but many condemning it as being the exact sort of condescending attitude from the 'elites' that got Trump elected. '#MerylStreep dont u get it? There r ppl out here that make less in a year than celebrities spent on their gown tonite? They need an escape,' tweeted Deplorable P Kelly. 'This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don't start recognizing why and how - you will help him get re-elected,' wrote Fox News host Meghan McCain.