Watch Meryl Streep’s Powerful Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award Speech

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January 10, 2017
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Last night, when accepting her Golden Globe for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, Meryl Streep used her time in front of the camera to call out president-elect Donald Trump. She began by speaking of the time that Trump mocked a disabled reporter back in 2015.

“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 kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

The room burst into applause, and words of praise for Streep were seen all over Twitter and Instagram. We absolutely love that she used her voice and power to raise awareness and spread positivity. You inspire us, Meryl!

Watch the heartfelt speech above.

Source: NY Times