‘Is #MerylStreepForPresident Trending Yet?’: Twitter Reacts to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech
Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at tonight’s Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep delivered an impassioned speech defending Hollywood, foreigners, and the press while taking aim at President-elect DonaldTrump.
As you would imagine, considering the political nature of the speech, there was quite a bit of a reaction to it.
Conservatives, for one, weren’t overly thrilled:
Actress Meryl Streep uses her Lifetime Achievement Award speech to bash @realDonaldTrump. How imaginative! How creative!Yawn.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 9, 2017
This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don't start recognizing why and how – you will help him get re-elected
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 9, 2017
this is a public therapy session for emotionally fragile millionaires
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep thinks the Hollywood foreign press needs protection. She forgets the journalists in Syria – where Obama didn't stop a genocide.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 9, 2017
And I love the super classy responses from the left who immediately and ironically cry on Twitter about me being silent. I'll get louder.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 9, 2017
This is exactly why Hwood is DYING, what a bunch of hypocrites. Sex, violence, and drivel rule hwood. Turning the channel. https://t.co/jZVRviw7jw
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 9, 2017
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) January 9, 2017
However, there were quite a few famous folks who seemed genuinely moved and impressed by Streep’s address:
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) January 9, 2017
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) January 9, 2017
— Sebastian Roché (@sebroche) January 9, 2017
As the daughter of foreigners and a member of the press, thank you #MerylStreep
— Maria Elena Salinas (@MariaESalinas) January 9, 2017
Congrats #MerylStreep and thank you for a beautiful speech. Disrespect invites disrespect! Let's spread love.
— Lauren Potter (@TheLaurenPotter) January 9, 2017
— Craig Zadan (@craigzadan) January 9, 2017
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 9, 2017
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep giving an epic and powerful speech at the #GoldenGlobes. ??????
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep you are Hollywood's hero.
— Liz Hernandez (@LizHernandez) January 9, 2017
— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) January 9, 2017
#MerylStreep said it better than any of us ever could. The greatest actor of all time. Trump voters can mock art. But art always wins.
— Steve Mason (@VeniceMase) January 9, 2017
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) January 9, 2017
And, of course, liberals chimed in with their love for the speech:
"When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose" — Meryl Streep
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 9, 2017
Meryl is out here preaching. #GoldenGlobes
— deray mckesson (@deray) January 9, 2017
Yeah, #MerylStreep reminding people it's gross for a presidential candidate to make fun of disabled people is why liberals lost the election
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 9, 2017
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) January 9, 2017
We got this reaction from the president of GLAAD:
My jaw is on the floor. Thank you, Meryl Streep, you gave the speech that needed to be given. #GoldenGlobes
— Sarah Kate Ellis (@sarahkateellis) January 9, 2017
Others just wanted to know when Trump would react:
Countdown to Trump tweeting about Meryl Streep in 5…4…3… #GoldenGlobes
— April (@ReignOfApril) January 9, 2017
Can't wait for Donald Trump to tweet about how Meryl Streep is overrated
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) January 9, 2017
One writer had this response to the speech:
donald trump is gonna come for meryl streep and my gay ass is gonna have to die in the revolutionary war
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) January 9, 2017
CNN’s Don Lemon wanted to know if a certain hashtag was trending:
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) January 9, 2017
And we had those pushing for Streep to run in 2020:
#MerylStreep for president though…. #2020
— Francesca Reale (@franlreale) January 9, 2017
Rolling Stone’s Jesse Berney made this observation:
When you're the only two conservatives in a room where Trump is getting his ass dragged pic.twitter.com/Bt5okJX71l
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) January 9, 2017
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