The Golden Globes Awards were marked mostly bot by the awards themselves, but by Meryl Streep’s speech that totally non-ceremonial but political and anti-Trump to say the least.
After her speech, there many reactions, and what actor Kurt Russell stated was truly on point.
“This is a business that’s heavily promulgated by people who have a politically liberal bent . . . I don’t begrudge them that. I’m a libertarian; frankly, I think my liberalness goes far beyond theirs in a lot of ways,” Russell recently said, according to American Lookout. “But yeah, we think differently, and maybe that’s cut me out of some things. I don’t care. People know I get along great with all kinds of directors, all kinds of actors. And I tell you, you hire me, I will show up, 24/7, and I will give you 100%. I will help you fix whatever problems come up. You hire me, I’m your boy. It’s just, it’s all about the work. And when that’s done, I am done.”
The video below showcases Russel as he talks with Whoopi Goldberg on The View saying, “The last thing I like to watch is entertainers or actors get political.”
That is exactly right!
Meryl Streep’s speech focused on the clip showing Trump allegedly humiliating disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski.
“There was nothing good about it, but it did its job,” the actress said. “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. That instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same.”
“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence,” Streep said.
Streep asked the media to not keep quiet on this and told the press “to hold power to hold power to account, to call to the carpet for every outrage.”
Also, she mentioned that Hollywood as a whole needs to give support to the Committee to Protect Journalists, “because we’re going to need them going forward — and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.”