On Sunday night, veteran actress Meryl Streep was given the Cecil B DeMille Award while attending the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. During her acceptance speech, she indirectly criticized President-elect Donald Trump and how he wants to kick out all the foreigners and outsiders from the country.
Here is exactly what Streep said in a tearful and faint voice, “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts.” This was obviously a jab at Donald Trump over what he said on the campaign trail about wanting to kick out illegal immigrants and Muslims from the country.
Streep talked about how one particular “performance” was very recognizable this year. Again, without referring to him by name, she mentioned how Trump publicly mocked the disability of a reporter who had criticized him. Streep said it broke her heart when this happened and that it was hard for her to forget because it was real life and not a movie. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence.”
Streep’s entire acceptance speech seemed to be one big political innuendo toward her disapproval of Donald Trump as president. She concluded her speech with a quote from her late friend Carrie Fisher. She said, “As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, ‘Take your broken heart, make it into art.’”
Streep has been nominated 30 times for a Golden Globe Award and she has won it 8 times. She was also nominated at tonight’s award show for her role in “Florence Foster Jenkins.” This marks the first time in 20 years that a person has received the Cecil B. DeMille award on the same night that they were nominated for an award. The last time this happened was in 1995 with Sophia Loren.