by Stephen Dietrich, Managing Editor
It’s not often I care about the opinions of actors and actresses. Just because someone has a microphone doesn’t mean they deserve our attention.
However, Meryl Streep’s rant during Sunday night’s Golden Globes warrants a response.
When presented with an award for lifetime achievement, Streep decided it was an opportune time to lecture America on why they should feel more grateful for Hollywood.
After all, without multimillionaire actors and actresses like her, Streep said, “you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which,” she explained to the cheers of the audience “are not the arts.”
It was part of a nauseating, shameful rant from an otherwise talented actress — and the moment was the exact kind of elitist self-righteousness that pushed millions of Americans to elect Donald Trump.
Seth Mandel from The New York Post said it best —
Streep is right now playing her most demanding role yet: Singlehandedly winning Trump a second term. Thanks Meryl.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 9, 2017
Hollywood celebrities like Streep are hopelessly out-of-touch, and they have no business lecturing average Americans about anything.
Too often, though, they mistake the stage for a soap box.
Streep, who lives in a gated home with walls and a private security team in Los Angeles and has multiple residences in places like Manhattan and Connecticut, knows nothing about concerns over crime and terrorism.
Streep, who grew up in a wealthy family and is paid millions of dollars for each movie she makes, has no clue what it’s like to struggle to pay bills.
Streep, who takes private jets to luxurious vacations around the globe, has zero notion about what it’s like for working people living day-to-day.
Have you ever looked in your checking account and tried to figure out how to survive until the next paycheck?
It has been a sobering reality for most Americans at one time or another– but that thought has never once crossed the minds of these self-righteous actors and actresses.
Streep is incredibly ignorant if she thinks she knows what’s best for our country just because she’s popular and rich – and everyday Americans, the ones who elected Trump, know that.
She thinks voters should watch less football and, instead, listen more to what she thinks?
Instead, Streep should watch less movies, and listen to what the rest of America thinks.
I could go on, but instead I think I’ll change the channel.
I heard the football playoffs are on.
— Stephen Dietrich is the Managing Editor of The Horn News