It’s not just actors -- even civil rights activists are supporting Meryl Streep after the Golden Globes.
Bernice King, daughter of MLK Jr. and CEO of the King Center, praised the actress after her speech, thanking her for speaking out by invoking the words of her famous father.
Streep was honored at the Globes with a lifetime achievement award. During her 6-minute speech, the acclaimed actress took time to criticize the President-elect, as well as preach the need for responsible, protected journalism.
Most notably, she rallied against Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter, saying that, “This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everybody’s life because it gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence, and when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
That speech has been widely loved, earning praise from all corners of the public sphere. And now, Ms. King is the latest to cheer Streep’s effort at the Globes.
“#MerylStreep, thanks for reminding us that we should live on what my father called the 'higher plane of dignity and discipline.' #MLK”
Of course, not everyone loved Meryl’s speech. A certain future President was none-to-pleased to be called out on one of Hollywood’s biggest stages. He also used Twitter to comment on the speech, saying:
We prefer King’s tweet.