Entertainment Meryl Streep bashes Donald Trump in her Golden Globes speech: It 'broke my heart'

07:36  09 january  2017
07:36  09 january  2017 Source:   Business Insider Australia

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Golden Globes Meryl Streep NBC © Provided by Business Insider Inc Golden Globes Meryl Streep NBC Meryl Streep's incredible career was honoured at the Golden Globes on Sunday night when she was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award. But Streep also took the opportunity to speak her thoughts about President-elect Donald Trump.

In the middle of her speech, she noted the "performance" that grabbed her the most in 2016, for better or worse: Trump at a rally mocking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, a disabled reporter.

"It kind of broke my heart when I saw it," she said, "and I still can't get it out my head because it wasn't in a movie, it was in real life. That instinct to humiliate when it's modelled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone's life because it gives permission for others to do the same."

Aussies sink at Globes; Streep slaps Trump

  Aussies sink at Globes; Streep slaps Trump The Golden Globes are tailor-made for musicals like La La Land, so it was no surprise the movie dominated with seven wins."Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence and when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose," Streep, while accepting her Cecille B DeMille Award lifetime achievement award, told the A-List audience inside the Beverly Hilton ballroom on Sunday.

She continued by saying,"Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose."

Watch Streep's speech criticising Trump below:

Nicole Kidman says Americans 'need to support' Donald Trump .
Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman don't see eye-to-eye."I'm always reticent to start commenting politically… So I just say, [Trump is] now elected and we, as a country, need to support whoever is the president," the star told BBC's Victoria Derbyshire while appearing on her talk show. "Because that's what the country is based on. And however that happened he's there, and let's go.

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