An uproar over Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe speech


weddingaffair_merylstreepOn 8th january 2017, in Golden Globe Awards, actress  Mery Streep, received the Cecil B. Demille award for her tremendous contribution to the entertainment industry. Her speech was barely political and was a bold act according to a few, and for some it was a regressive and a perfect example of Hollywood’s ‘elitism’. But her indirect comments (as she did not mentioned his name) made president elect-Donald Trump even more anxious and aggressive.

Mery Streep said, “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 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. 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, 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. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

To this Trump reacted in an obvious manner by calling Streep “one of the most overrated actress in Hollywood and labeling her speech as an attack.

Here’s a look at his tweets:

The newest angle to the story, is the media going crazy reporting how Trevor Noah took to his latest episode, to protect the rightful leader against Meryl Streep’s attack, which is by the way, a wrong report.

Here’s a look at what Trevor had to say right after her mentioned her strong take down of President Trump was powerful-

“Except for this one tiny part which like her character in Florence Foster Jenkins, was tone-deaf. I uunderstand what Meryl Streep was trying to do, and I don’t know if I could have done better, but here’s the thing I feel like we could all learn as people. You don’t have to make your point by shitting on someone else’s thing, because a lot of people love football and the arts. I thought it was a little weird last night that Hollywood celebrated itself for being progressive but ignored how much they reinforce negative stereotypes.”

While every individual has their right to speech, no media or individual has attained the right to twist the ‘story-line’ for their own benefits. Wedding Affair applauds the actors potential and courage to stand up for her beliefs, and respects Foster Jenkin’s admiration of sports, but wonders why he took a speech that had no criticism for sports to heart. However, we fail to recognise the tone of the recently elected President’s tweet and like a lot other people in the world, only hope the America survives this storm of strong emotions.