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Meryl Streep spoking against U.S.A. new president during her Golden Globes speech

As every year the night of Golden Globes (one of the most important award ceremonies for tv shows and movies) has arrived and passed, rewarding actors, directors and screenwriters for their work during the year.

But this time what caught the attention was not an unexpected win or a dress, but a very particular speech given by one of the most popular and beloved American actresses, Meryl Streep, who decided to mention the recent election of the new president of the USA during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B DeMille award, an honorary award given each year for contributions in the world of entertainment.

The actress is known as one of the best of her generation, with a curriculum of more than 60 movies, including several musicals in which she successfully tested herself as. Born in 1949 in New Jersey, she began her career in New York’s theaters, moving to the big screen in 1977 with a small part in the movie “Julia” and a bigger one the next year by Robert De Niro’s side in “The Deer Hunter”.

That was just the beginning of a long list of films, between her works successes like “Sophie’s Choice”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Mamma Mia!” and “The Devil Wears Prada”. In those years she won various awards, included three Oscars and nine Golden Globes, the last one won yesterday during the 74ª edition of the ceremony.

Like many other female American celebrities, during the months of campaign she had explicitly declared her support towards the candidate Hillary Clinton, even giving a speech supporting her during the Democratic National Convention last July, and yesterday she definitely showed her disappointment for her loss.

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” she said “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

The speech received a round of applauses and support and despite being the longest attack to the president during the night: the host of the night himself, Jimmy Fallon, made jokes about Trump being similar to evil King Joffrey from the popular show “Game of Thrones”.

Link to the full speech

Federica Peltz

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