Image: Meryl Streep at the 2017 Golden Globes. Image Source.
Yesterday, as you’ll know by now from your clogged feeds, was the Golden Globes. Yes, to a degree this is just another circle-jerk famous and beautiful people event, but we love those pretty circle-jerkers, and there’s no denying the influence they wield.
Meryl Streep is wonderful. I imagine being around her to be a truly spiritual experience. So it’s unsurprising that she won the Cecil DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement. BUT not one to give a sobbing, pointless acceptance speech, she went straight for the American jugular.
Introduced by Viola Davis, who said of Streep “You make me proud to be an artist. You make me feel that what I have in me, my face, my body, my age, is enough.” Streep then took to the podium to deliver an absolute, and very important, banger:
“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everyone’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
Watch it here:
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017
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