Meryl Streep, though, looked emotional and low on her voice, was critical while delivering the acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. In a searing speech, she criticised Donald Trump for imitating a disabled reporter while campaigning to be president, says it "gives" permission to others to do the same.
There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was real life.Meryl Streep
She added that disrespect invites disrespect, violence invites violence.
Meryl Streep also wanted the press to hold power to account, and said that the freedom of the press needed to be protected now more than ever.
Responding to the actor's criticism, Donald Trump called her a "Hillary lover", and said that he was not surprised that he had come under attack from the "liberal movie people”. He added that he hadn't mocked the reporter but was only questioning him changing a story.
However, it was not Streep alone to address Trump in their speeches at Golden Globes. Viola Davis, who won best support actress for her performance in Fences, spoke about Trump's win as a reflection of America.