While La La Land swept at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Meryl Streep made waves with her acceptance speech upon winning the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award for a lifetime of notable work.
Rather than wax poetic about her artistic journey, Streep used her time to call attention to president-elect Donald Trump's problematic campaign and rhetoric. "There was one performance this year that stunned me," she said. "It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it."
Following the speech, Streep's fellow Hollywood Royalty took to Twitter to commend her.
There has never been anyone like Meryl Streep. I love her. #GoldenGlobes— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 9, 2017
Um Meryl didn't give a fuck about that speech limit, they DID NOT play the music on her either. Serve that tea girl, put some lemon in it— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) January 9, 2017
MERYL STREEP— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep giving an epic and powerful speech at the #GoldenGlobes. ??????— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 9, 2017
MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL .. all we need— lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) January 9, 2017
She has never been more graceful than tonight, nearly w/out voice, her voice has never been so strong. TY Meryl Streep. #GoldenGlobes— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) January 9, 2017
#MerylStreep tonight ? thank you for defending us and "take your broken heart, make it into art" ❤️— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 9, 2017
I've loved #MerylStreep as a person, as an actor overwhelmed by her immense artistry, but never more than tonight for speaking our truth!— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) January 9, 2017
What's to say? She said it perfectly. She's Meryl Streep. https://t.co/YdNwuVRjUP— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep is a national treasure...#ItsMy2Cents— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 9, 2017
And, of course, her fans came out in full force to bow down to their queen.
Meryl Streep... pic.twitter.com/OVdUr95o1v— Yellow Mellow (@YellowMellowMG) January 9, 2017
find someone who looks at you the way literally everyone looks at meryl streep pic.twitter.com/ClnOwFsX02— keely flaherty (@flahertykeely) January 9, 2017
They even predicted trouble ahead....
donald trump is gonna come for meryl streep and my gay ass is gonna have to die in the revolutionary war— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) January 9, 2017
Naturally, the president-elect issued a response via Twitter in which he dubbed Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood."
Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
"groveling" when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
While Trump received some support (over 6,000 retweets) the Streep contingent of Twitter was enraged — and ready to call him out.
Donald Trump called Meryl Streep, one of the greatest actresses in the whole of humanity, "overrated"— Blackity Black❤️?? (@FeministaJones) January 9, 2017
If you need further proof he's a liar
So I'm hearing from Donald-lovers that because Meryl Streep is an actress, her statements have no worth. Unlike, say, a reality TV star.— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep: "don't bully disabled people"— Everyone's Grudge (@paulengelhard) January 9, 2017
Trumpists: "TREASON APOSTASY ANATHEMA THIS IS AN ATTACK ON OUR CORE VALUES"
Yeah, we know.
Trump voters: Awww poor liberal cry babies, do you need a safe space??— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) January 9, 2017
Also Trump voters: MERYL STREEP IS MEAN AND SHOULD STOP TALKING
How dare a professional actor with a career of complex and tragic roles discuss empathy and basic human decency. I for one am outraged— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) January 9, 2017
So, if you're wondering if award-winning actresses have a place in politics, Twitter has an answer:
People say Meryl Streep should leave politics aside because she's a rich celeb. That's all Trump is, but at least Meryl actually won an Emmy— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) January 9, 2017