Turning attention away from her and toward Donald J. Trump, Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes to call out the president-elect for appearing to mock a disabled New York Times reporter in 2015, and warned that a free press would need to be defended. Ms. Streep campaigned for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Some conservative commentators immediately criticized her decision to bring politics so vividly into the show. But the room roundly applauded her remarks, which included a plea to support the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Would some one please correct these jerks to say trump was mocking a disabled person. That disabled person was mocking trump. Trump had every right to respond. Isn´t it wonderful we have such elite people to guide us in our every thought and deeds. Thank goodness for the hallmark channel.
I still don´t get it. Why are these wealthy Hollywood elites Socialists? They have made their millions in our Republic and have cashed in on the capitalist system. The taxpayers who pay to see them voted for Trump. When they criticize Trump, they criticize us. These are the same people who are so desperate for attention that they are taking their clothes off in public by the droves. Many are high school dropouts and alcoholics and druggies. They make a mockery of marriage, fidelity, and motherhood. They are the most disgusting group I can think of. My boycott has already started.
I really do not need some movie star using an occasion of accepting a phony award to tell me (and obviously the entire world) how we should think. It is wildly inappropriate, it is an insult to the award, and we honestly do not care what she thinks.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes is meaningless recognition for a pretentious actress who was overrated on her best day. This award has the prestige of "pledge representative to the social committee." (Animal House, 1978)
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You really want us deplorables to go to movies? Then quit insulting us. As it is, I go to about 2 a year. Meryl, you would do well to emulate the great Denzel Washington. Not only is he a better actor than just about anyone I can think of, but he is gracious, humble and charitable. Acting is just his job, he doesn´t let it define him.
Ok Meryl, let´s talk about truth. Are you attacking real concerns or myths? Shall we start with the "violence incites violence" bit? I´ll be darned there was violence incited at Trump rallies.....by Hillary. I must have missed it when you spoke out against the BLM inspired very real war on police incited by a phony charge of police violence. And since you are so concerned about slights against those less fortunate I hope you recall that Hillary preyed upon the mentally disabled to do her dirty work. Your voice emanates from the cesspool of hatred and corruption.
I don´t watch most movies and never current television unless it has actors I don´t know anything about and have grown to dislike.
Old Hollywood understood the need to make "stars" larger than life; to hide their feet of clay. Now, they are all about proudly showing off their baseness and arrogance. What they forget it that people don´t listen to or watch entertainers they don´t like, and holy cow are they growing more and more unlikeable.
The entertainment industry is a business. The financial backers of films expect to make a profit. When you are deliberately insulting half your customer base you obviously think you are above the petty capitalist concerns of your employers. The movie business is drying up and this is why.
My husband watches a lot of current movies. He can tell you the name of every actor. I could care less about these people; described brilliantly by one of the above posters. I can rattle off names of those grand old guys ad gals who starred in those grand old films. Meryl STreep? ARRRGHHH!!!
#9 to your question - Rush has answered this many times. If you come out in support of the leftist ideology, then you are spared criticism. You hear many times people saying they know actors or performers that are conservative, but are afraid to proclaim that publicly. Rich people supporting causes that hurt the little people they claim to want to help because it secures their place with the "in crowd". Then it´s ok for you to be wealthy if you throw money or your words at worthless causes.
An actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us, and let you feel what that feels like.
Huh, and I always thought their job was to pretend, better than most, how to be people they could never be in real life.
As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art.
See? Carrie Fisher was so good at pretending, apparently Meryl thinks she really was Princess Leia. That´s some damn good acting right there.
So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.
And NASCAR Meryl, you forgot NASCAR. But the good news is that YOU won´t be kicked out because you´re ´merican. No fence climbin´ back south for you girlfriend unless of course Trump can get Putin to hack the fence and force you out as well. MMMMWWWAAAAAHHAAAHA!!!!!
I have boycotted Hollyweird for at least the last 40 years. In that time I have viewed perhaps 6 or 7 films most of those to take my grandsons, as children, to a movie such as Spiderman. Unfortunately I can´t stop my family from adding money to the accounts of over rated a..holes (Lucianne doesn´t allow me to spell in full but Hollyweird can use Hitler,Stalin,white supremacist when describing Trump. some thing wrong here)like Cher,Streep.Pacino and especially ones I don´t ever recall seeing in the ad running now that bad mouths Trump. WHO are those people? If you are really interested in stopping them and their "look how good I am" award shows keep your money in your pocket and do not attend the crap the put out. Why do they have a national platform and I´m reduce to Tweets,e-mails and posting on Lucianne? Stay home even if you have to watch NBA basketball.
"when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose"
Like BO, like the dems, like the media? These people have been attacking, belittling, lying about, demeaning, and smearing their opposition for decades. But nasty things done in service of liberalism is "justified" because they are "right" and "virtuous".
Calling these people out for their lousy actions is not bullying, it is SELF DEFENSE. Liberals have tried to use political correctness to smother dissent. You can´t criticize BO, that´s racist. What???
As to the "vilified" media, why do you suppose that is so? Because the media has lied, smeared, hidden stories about dems, and generally been an arm of the DNC? They are completely untrustworthy and are being treated as suce. They have EARNED their status, as has most of Hollyweird.
I can´t remember when I last went to a movie theater or bought any music. The garbage that is put out there just isn´t worth me putting out hard earned money. I can find other uses for it. I can actually take my wife out to dinner occasionally!
She said, “We need the principled press to hold power to account, …” Good grief, today’s “press” doesn’t know the meaning of the word “principle” let alone live by it! Thank goodness for the upstart conservative news sources, blogs, and Lucianne.com!
Here´s a heads up Meryl: I´m done with you, Tom Hanks, and all the other Hollywood-be leaders of America. Never again will I spend a nickel on anything related to any of this bunch of Hollywood liberals...never. In one week you and your buddies haveslimed our White House kissing the statue of Abraham LIncoln, eating waffles and chicken at 40 am with the worst POTUS and FLOTUS in the history of America, dancing like frenetic idiots all over America´s house and peeking in the window of the oval office...on and on. You shove your crackpot edicts down our throats and we´re supposed to love and admire you. Sadly, I once admired you and thought you a great actress. That´s yesterday. Seeing this room full of overpaid, under talented, boring rich liberals air kissing each other and shedding crocodile tears over nothing except one of their various causes, seeing a DeCaprio who has to be certifiably identified as brain dead treated as though he´s a brilliant contributor to science, and then Meryl Streep making a very large arse out of herself was sickening. How I wish all of you had to be trapped in a room with the wrinkled old hag liar Hillary who had the only microphone so you couldn´t get away from hearing her for the rest of your lives.
Last night you looked a bunch of classless phonies sitting like hens on nests waiting for eggs to hatch so you could take credit for whatever is the next feckless cause that pops out.
So Meryl, sweetie, take your mega $$, Tom Hanks and Leo DeCaprio, Stevie Spielberg, mean old Barbra, and copies of your movies and enjoy. The real world is writing you and your pals off. For good.
Number #1 is right. Don´t be surprised if Streep does not pop up in the near future playing the part of Hillary Clinton in a new movie claiming that Hillary was "whacked" by the Russians in the recent election.
#9 asks "Why are these wealthy Hollywood elites Socialists?"
Decades back, Jane Fonda and comrade Tom Hayden led a program to corral new Hollywood talent and fill their heads with leftism. It wasn´t an outlying, stand alone initiative but rather sanctioned, institutional brain washing.
Hollywood´s World War 2 hyper patriotism gave way quickly as the Cold War ramped up, the left took over.
It would seem today the indoctrination continues apace. Knowing the background of some of today´s "stars" and seeing how far they´ve turned the other way is just sad. I think many know what´s going on in Tinsel Town but no one will dig up the truth. Where are the talented insiders/academics who can expose the level and depth of Hollywood´s hard left coercion? There´s a huge book waiting to be written. Name names, yeah, I said it.
Meryl who has always been yewgly (thank you, Zappa) despite talented makeup artists, is terribly afraid of fading off into the sunset of irrelevance sans gigs. I would like to see how brave this stupid hag is by challenging her to go to Uraq and stand up for the real horror of Christian martyrdoms.
Know her slightly...very nice lady...good singer...accomplished actress...good mom...absolute freaking idiot about politics, economics, defense, foreign relations, banking and finance, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, science, engineering, construction, medicine, law, etc.. In other words, she´s a talented woman who can sing and act. Period.
I used to watch these shows all the time with my mom when I was growing up. Once they started flooding them with political attack speeches instead of thank yous, I stopped watching. Why put yourself through all of that nonsense when you can just check online later to see who actually won, if that´s important to you in the first place.
If you´ve ever heard Streep speaking off the cuff, you probably came away with the impression that she´s a remarkably stupid woman. You may have asked yourself "this is someone who was educated at Vassar and Yale?" Rambling, incoherent, speech laced with profanities (a sure sign of a lazy intellect). Pretty sad, really.
Based on what I´ve observed of Hollywood actresses through the years, I´ve developed a theory that talent is conversely correlated with intelligence. The more talented the actress, the stupider the actress. Streep is an extremely talented actress.
"Mr. DeMille, I´m ready for my close up!" Norma Desmond (yes, a character, not a real person) had more relevance in her later years than this hag!
Yes, there are some conservatives in Hollyweird, but the bulk of them are lefties. I think part of it is their wanting to belong, but many believe the drivel they have been taught by their peers in the industry. And then there are some who will do anything to get work.
If you want to know how far back communism has prevailed in Hollywierd, read "Red Star Over Hollywood"......by Ronald Radosh. I was very disappointed to learn that some I really liked leaned in that direction.
Did not watch the awards program, but saw network evening news channels running clips of her delivering her speech and had the impression that she was emoting—not speaking from her heart. She had an international audience and took advantage of it to, sadly, try to undermine a man who wears his patriotism on his sleeve.
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