Add Piers Morgan to the list of people who don’t appreciate Meryl Streep’s anti-Donald Trump speech at the Golden Globes, writing, “I haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorable’.”
“She began by saying that Hollywood, foreigners, and the press are ‘the most vilified segments of American society right now,’” Morgan wrote in the Daily Mail, the British media outlet for which he is currently an editor at large.
“At which point the cameras panned out to hundreds of the richest, most privileged people in American society sitting in the audience in their $10,000 tuxedos and $20,000 dresses, loudly cheering this acknowledgement of their dreadful victimhood.”
The recipient of a lifetime achievement award during the show, Streep took the opportunity to turn her acceptance speech into a six-minute bout of virtue-signaling among her privileged Hollywood peers. Morgan called it “hypocritical” and “easily the worst performance of your career.”
“I haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorables,’” he wrote. “For your information, Ms Streep, tens of millions of ordinary Americans love football and the MMA and would be quite happy watching their favourite sports at the expense of the next Woody Allen film.” Thank you, Piers.
You’d be hard-pushed to find an industry that encourages more disrespect and violence than Hollywood.
A place where rich powerful people make billions of dollars by regularly pandering to the lowest common denominators of sexism, racism, homophobia and misogyny.
And happily exploit ever more hideous, graphic violence to make a fast, easy buck.
And seethe from every tinsel-encrusted pore with the very kind of nasty, power-based bullying that Meryl Streep claims to be so incensed by in Trump.
Piers Morgan also tweeted:
Meryl Streep had a great chance to unify America. Instead, she poured oil on the divisive flames.
She may be the toast of Hollywood today, Morgan notes, “but the reality is that she’s also enraged tens of millions of Americans who voted for and like Donald Trump, not to mention those who love their football and MMA.”