I’ve to say, now that we’re 30-some-odd hours faraway from the Golden Globes, I used to be pleasantly stunned by how this yr’s telecast was so newsworthy and dramatic. We’ve had a nasty run over the previous few years of actually subdued, unsurprising, undramatic and uninspired awards reveals. However between the shock wins (Aaron Taylor Johnson, Isabelle Huppert), the shock presenters (Brad Pitt), the memes (#HiddenFences) and Meryl Streep throwing down the f—king gauntlet, this yr’s Globes was an awesome, fascinating present. And you recognize it was an awesome present as a result of we’re in all probability going to be speaking about all of it week, principally due to Meryl. There are one million tales adjoining to Meryl’s fiery-yet-classy speech, so let’s get to it.
Meryl bought to Donald Trump. Vulture had an awesome write-up about how President Child Fists has at all times been obsessive about Hollywood and the way Hollywood’s protests in opposition to him have truly gotten underneath his pores and skin. There’s nothing actually new right here, only a well-written piece about how Child Fists is a thin-skinned youngster who throws tantrums when the “cool children” hate him.
“Celebrities ought to keep out of politics.” That’s what the Deplorables are crying about now, that HOW DARE Hollywood individuals have sh-t to say about President Child Fists. There’s an enormous quantity of cognitive dissonance, proper? Trump had probably the most name-recognition of all of the potential candidates as a result of he was (guess what?) a TV star.
The Committee to Defend Journalists. Meryl name-dropped CPJ in her speech and whereas the non-profit hasn’t been flooded with donations, they’ve gotten extra donations prior to now 36 hours than they ever have earlier than. Usually, they might have gotten about 5 donations on a median Sunday night time. On Globes Sunday, they bought about 700 donations.
Trump used to like Meryl. In a 2015 interview with the Hollywood Reporter, he was requested about his favourite actresses. He stated: “Julia Roberts is terrific, and lots of others. Meryl Streep is superb; she’s a effective particular person, too. The issue is I’ll identify three or 4 or 5 after which the hundred that I do know shall be insulted, and I don’t imply to insult them.”
Celebrities are defending Meryl. For a lot of Monday, the hashtag #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated was trending after Trump referred to as Meryl “overrated.” Many celebrities have been participating, and lots of celebrities tweeted their like to Meryl normally. However one in all Meryl’s oldest and closest mates selected to jot down her an open letter of assist – Robert DeNiro wrote to Meryl:
What you stated was nice. It wanted to be stated, and also you stated it superbly. I’ve a lot respect for you that you just did it whereas the world was celebrating your achievements. I share your sentiments about punks and bullies. Sufficient is sufficient. You, along with your class and intelligence, have a robust voice – one which evokes others to talk up as they need to so their voices shall be heard too. It’s so necessary that we ALL converse up.
We love you.
Aw. They should make one other film collectively. That was candy.
Anyway, clearly… we should always all #StandWithStreep.
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