Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at tonight’s Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep delivered an impassioned speech defending Hollywood, foreigners, and the press while taking aim at President-elect DonaldTrump.
As you would imagine, considering the political nature of the speech, there was quite a bit of a reaction to it.
Conservatives, for one, weren’t overly thrilled:
Actress Meryl Streep uses her Lifetime Achievement Award speech to bash @realDonaldTrump. How imaginative! How creative!Yawn.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 9, 2017
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
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 9, 2017
this is a public therapy session for emotionally fragile millionaires
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep thinks the Hollywood foreign press needs protection. She forgets the journalists in Syria – where Obama didn't stop a genocide.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 9, 2017
And I love the super classy responses from the left who immediately and ironically cry on Twitter about me being silent. I'll get louder.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 9, 2017
This is exactly why Hwood is DYING, what a bunch of hypocrites. Sex, violence, and drivel rule hwood. Turning the channel. https://t.co/jZVRviw7jw
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 9, 2017
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) January 9, 2017
However, there were quite a few famous folks who seemed genuinely moved and impressed by Streep’s address:
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) January 9, 2017
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) January 9, 2017
— Sebastian Roché (@sebroche) January 9, 2017
As the daughter of foreigners and a member of the press, thank you #MerylStreep
— Maria Elena Salinas (@MariaESalinas) January 9, 2017
Congrats #MerylStreep and thank you for a beautiful speech. Disrespect invites disrespect! Let's spread love.
— Lauren Potter (@TheLaurenPotter) January 9, 2017
— Craig Zadan (@craigzadan) January 9, 2017
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 9, 2017
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep giving an epic and powerful speech at the #GoldenGlobes.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep you are Hollywood's hero.
— Liz Hernandez (@LizHernandez) January 9, 2017
— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) January 9, 2017
#MerylStreep said it better than any of us ever could. The greatest actor of all time. Trump voters can mock art. But art always wins.
— Steve Mason (@VeniceMase) January 9, 2017
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) January 9, 2017
And, of course, liberals chimed in with their love for the speech:
"When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose" — Meryl Streep
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 9, 2017
Meryl is out here preaching. #GoldenGlobes
— deray mckesson (@deray) January 9, 2017
Yeah, #MerylStreep reminding people it's gross for a presidential candidate to make fun of disabled people is why liberals lost the election
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 9, 2017
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) January 9, 2017
We got this reaction from the president of GLAAD:
My jaw is on the floor. Thank you, Meryl Streep, you gave the speech that needed to be given. #GoldenGlobes
— Sarah Kate Ellis (@sarahkateellis) January 9, 2017
Others just wanted to know when Trump would react:
Countdown to Trump tweeting about Meryl Streep in 5…4…3… #GoldenGlobes
— April (@ReignOfApril) January 9, 2017
Can't wait for Donald Trump to tweet about how Meryl Streep is overrated
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) January 9, 2017
One writer had this response to the speech:
donald trump is gonna come for meryl streep and my gay ass is gonna have to die in the revolutionary war
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) January 9, 2017
CNN’s Don Lemon wanted to know if a certain hashtag was trending:
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) January 9, 2017
And we had those pushing for Streep to run in 2020:
#MerylStreep for president though…. #2020
— Francesca Reale (@franlreale) January 9, 2017
Rolling Stone’s Jesse Berney made this observation:
When you're the only two conservatives in a room where Trump is getting his ass dragged pic.twitter.com/Bt5okJX71l
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) January 9, 2017
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