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Celebrities React to Trump Calling Meryl Streep 'Overrated'

Hollywood is not taking an insult to its queen very kindly, sorry Mr Trump.

While accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes recently, Meryl Streep took the opportunity to speak out against President-elect Donald Trump in a beautifully articulated speech. 

"Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose," she told the adoring crowd of A-Listers.

 

In particular, Meryl focused on an incident in which Donald Trump mocked a disabled reporter. 

As expected, Trump didn't take Meryl's comments lightly, preferring his belief that the three-time Oscar winner (and 19-time nominee) is 'overrated'. 

Now, we don't know a whole lot about the US political system - even less after it elected Trump to its highest seat - but we do know that if Meryl Streep is anything, it's certainly NOT overrated.

Inspiring, maybe. Talented, certainly. One of the most brilliant artists of a generation, pretty much. But overrated? Oh, HELL NO. 

Meryl's famous pals similarly thought calling Meryl "overrated" was pretty laughable at best, and, at worst, a total disgrace from an incumbent President. Here are some of the A-list retorts so far:

Ben Affleck 

Ben Affleck put it best when he told Jimmy Kimmel: "If there's one thing truly in the world that we know is not true, it's that Meryl Streep is overrated."

George Clooney

In an interview with The Guardian, George Clooney responded: "Aren't you supposed to be running the country?"

"I didn't vote for him, I don't support him, I don't think he's the right choice."

Lena Dunham

"Meryl Streep is actually one of the only people on earth who is neither under or over rated. She's been 100% correctly rated!" the Girls creator wrote on Twitter. 

Nailed it.

George Takei

The Star Trek actor Tweeted a picture of Meryl and the Wikipedia page dedicated solely to listing her awards and nominations.

Stephen King

Fellow high-achiever and one of the most successful authors in history, Stephen King, also stepped in to defend Meryl. He called Trump "childish" and "emotionally unqualified" for the US Presidency.

Barbara Streisand

Babs went all out in defending Meryl and praising her "beautiful" speech.

“I thought that she said what she said beautifully,” Barbara said on Hardball with Chris Matthews.

“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.

"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,” she said before returning to her teeth cleaning.”

 
 

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Posted by Bom •5w ago • Report
If you are going to use your status and an elite opportunity such as these awards to belittle and denigrate anyone please be advised and be ready for a comeback.
Because of who they are these folk in the entertainment industry just think they are a few cuts above everybody else and can say and do most anything and get away with it, well sometimes they just need to be told.
Weather overrated or not, certainly overpaid
Posted by Simon599 •5w ago • Report
Funny how Meryl is entitled to her opinion of the opinion of the media of Trump, yet someone like Trump who can't help himself but make comments, is howled down by the acting community. You have to wonder if the above comments are verbatim or reproduced by the un-named staff writer. It is ironic if the comments are verbatim, as we have people criticising Trump being inaccurate, yet Clooney believes Trump should be running the country despite his mate Obama still being in power for another week.
I've read all of Kings' books but didn't realise he couldn't spell emotional. Surely if they are going to criticise, then they would make sure they were bullet proof.
The funniest thing is that all these Americans are throwing public tantrums because their 'world famous' democratic political process had the majority vote for a person they don't support. Who are they actually angry at? Surely not Trump; he is who he is and will do what he said. They must be angry that not enough liberal voters registered to vote! They'd be better off venting their spleens at the lazy public who didn't vote.