Ben Affleck, Barbara Streisand and more stand behind the actress.
Meryl Streep was the true star of the Golden Globes on Sunday night, not only for being this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, but also for taking down Donald Trump in a powerful acceptance speech. In it, she called out the president-elect for mocking a disabled person on the campaign trail and advised Hollywood and the press on how to move forward under his administration. “When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” she said.
Donald Trump was quick to respond, labeling Streep as a “Hillary lover” in an interview with the New York Times and calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” in a string of tweets soon after. (He did, however, call her an “excellent” actress in 2015.)
Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Despite the remarks, fellow actors and A-listers stood by Streep’s side. See how celebrities reacted to Trump’s comments below.
“Aren’t you supposed to be running the country?” Clooney said of Trump in an interview with The Guardian. “I didn’t vote for him, I don’t support him, I don’t think he’s the right choice.”
“At this moment in our lives we have to hope that he doesn’t destroy everything. The reality is you have to hope he will do a decent job because if the United States fails, really terrible things happen, so you have to hope that he can,” he added.
“If there’s one thing truly in the world that we know is not true, it’s that Meryl Streep is overrated,” Affleck said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. “Pick a better shot rather than the person whose photograph actually accompanies ‘great actress,'” he later added.
Watch the segment below.
In a phone interview on Hardball with Chris Matthews, the actress said: “I thought that she said what she said beautifully and I completely agree with Meryl — it was a heartbreaking moment and so beneath the dignity of the presidency, let alone any respectful person. And what we need more in this world is kindness and common decency, and how he reacts and how he has the need to talk back and insult anybody who doesn’t agree with him, that’s pretty disgraceful.”
Streisand added later on, “Why isn’t he sitting through briefings rather than tweeting this nonsense? I don’t know how we’re going to take four years of this.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 10, 2017
— John Lithgow (@JohnLithgow) January 9, 2017
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 9, 2017
Trump says Meryl Streep is overrated. Well, she's no Scott Baio!
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) January 9, 2017
Trump's response to Meryl Streep–childish, churlish, petulant–is exactly why most Americans fear his presidency. Emtoionally unqualified.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep is actually one of the only people on earth who is neither under or over rated. She's been 100% correctly rated!
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 10, 2017
I'm starting a new third party in politics, for those who love football, MMA AND Meryl Streep's acting. Who's with me?!
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 10, 2017
"Overrated." — D. Trump pic.twitter.com/JAIlGUoGGf
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 10, 2017
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