Tuesday, January 10, 2017
What Meryl Streep Should Have Said, But Didn't, at the Golden Globes
Our democracy is great. Freedom of Speech is a wonderful right. Meryl Streep is free to say what she wants about President Elect Obama, who in turn is free to label her “overrated.’ I too have freedom of speech and can blog whatever I want about her statements. The actress received the Cecil B. De Mille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes Sunday night. She could have thanked those responsible for her success, but instead took off on the President Elect. She received scores of congratulatory messages from fellow celebrities on her bold, brave act. Bravery and boldness had nothing to do with it. It takes no bravery in the Hollywood community to attack Republicans and Donald Trump. It’s expected. A brave and bold series of statements would include: Attacking the sexism of Hollywood against female directors; Attacking the sexism of Hollywood against aging actresses, with Meryl Streep being the notable exception; Attack the on-going reality of casting couches; Attack the Hollywood practice of using able-bodied actors to portray disabled actors; Attack the 4 Chicago thugs who brutally beat, recorded, and broadcast their beating of a disabled person, Say Blue Lives matter and attack the murderers of police officers Attack the alcohol and drugs that are plaguing the Hollywood Community; Attack both the celebrity sex tapes and those who hack them; Attack the Hollywood Pop Tarts who cast Hollywood in a bad way Attacking rather than saluting Roman Polanski, guilty of the statutory rape of a 13 year old. Meryl Street had the platform to do any of those, but choose the celebrity popular route of trashing Donald Trump.