Are Meryl Streep and co. really what "will help get Trump re-elected"?

THAT Speech

THAT Speech

It would appear that Hollywood commentators are divided when it comes to the recent beef between Meryl Streep and President-Elect Donald Trump. There are those firmly in the Streep camp who back her choice to use the acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award as a chance to attack Trump, rather than reflect on her long and celebrated career. Then, there's those who are definitely in the opposing camp...

Presidential Behavior?

Presidential Behavior?

Of course, The Donald himself is not having any of it and has again chosen Twitter as the medium by which he launched his counter-attack. Many have suggested that this is not necessarily what they would call "Presidential behavior", however, it is true to form for Trump.

Interestingly, following Streep's speech in which she derided Trump's character and morals for making fun of a disabled reporter, the President-Elect countered by insisting he "would never do that" in this Tweet...

Would Never Do That

Would Never Do That

Streep never actually used his name during her speech, but it was quite clear who the celebrated actress was referring to when she talked of the “moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it.

“I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”

Those In Support...

Those In Support...

There were many in support of Streep's powerful speech, including Ellen DeGeneres, Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, and Alyssa Milano, among many others.

 

Those Againt...

Those Againt...

There were also many voices happy to call Streep out. One such voice belonged to that of political commentator and daughter of former presidential nominee John McCain, Meghan McCain, who suggested her speech was a mistake.

McCain even went as far as saying that opinions like Streep's were “why Trump won”.

The "blonde Republican" as she has referred to herself, then got in to a Twitter slinging match with comedian Billy Eichner, who wrote in reply; “Um she asked him not to make fun of disabled people and advocated for the freedom of the press and the arts you fucking moron.”

“Calling republicans like me ‘fucking morons’ is a great way for Hollywood to bridge the cultural divide," McCain responded. "Enjoy your bubble.”

McCain and Eichner weren't the only ones calling people names. Something tells us this situation won't be resolving itself any time soon!