At tonight’swe honor Hollywood legend Meryl Streep with the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes)
Last night, Hollywood elite Meryl Streep won the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes and used her acceptance speech to tear apart the performance of reality TV elitist Donald Trump in the role of “Presidential Hopeful Who Mocks a Disabled Reporter.” Her pronouncement? Pitiful! But effective. “There was nothing good about it, but it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh, and show their teeth,” she said. Trump fired back this morning.
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)
The Internet, asleep like a cat before a roaring fire, cocked back its ears. Wait, did it hear correctly? Was he going after Streep? Our Streep? What was he about to call her? Nine minutes later, Trump completed his thought:
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)
This was a step too far. Call Washington insider Hillary Clinton a nasty woman? Sure. Attack a union organizer in Indiana? Fine! Go after car companies and foreign currencies and religious groups? That’s OK, too. But call the literal queen of the silver screen overrated? And tell her she misinterpreted his performance? Um no. If anyone knows from acting, it’s perennial Oscar front-runner Meryl Streep. The Internet had had enough. The cat jumped into action.
First, the pro-Streepers/anti-Trumpers launched the hashtag #thingstrumpthinksareoverrated. Like most joke hashtags, it set people up to make the same joke over and over again, which they happily did:
Decency, humanity, empathy, truth, national security, the intelligence of Americans. 140 char. isn’t enough
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond)
The moon landing.Cancer cure. Permission before grabbing genitals. Martin Luther King. Love. Honestly.Empathy
— tara strong (@tarastrong)
The popular vote.
— Matt Knight (@LegendaryCatch)
Any voice not inside his head
— Paul Lander (@paul_lander)
Every timeclaims or Hollywood is elite and out of touch, retweet this image!
— Marcel Kolder🖌 (@Kanteldenker)
Predictably, pro-Trumpers/anti-Streepers swooped in to co-opt said hashtag, using it fight in Trump’s defense:
The media’s predictions.
— Agent Elizabeth (@MissLizzyNJ)
Things were getting funny! And exciting! But in this feud, the Internet could do better than a hashtag. Streep has won three Academy Awards—with 19 nominations—1and eight Golden Globes (hence the lifetime achievement nod) and acted in 79 films. You know what that means? There are also plenty of reaction GIFs!
— Matt Bauman (@mattbaumanNYC)
tfw u find out that circus peanut hitler actually came 4 u
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson)
The whole country’s reaction when comediancalls Meryl Streep an overrated actress
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn)
In the Venn diagram of Trump supporters and Streep supporters, many people seem to fall right smack dab in the middle. Some of them took to the president-elect’s favorite communication medium, Twitter, to tell Trump so. We love you, and we love Meryl Streep, but please, they beseeched, don’t make us choose!
she is a fantastic actress admit you are wrong. And to think I voted for you. I feel so bad for doing so.
— nanajib (@nanajib)
Love Meryl Streep. Grow a thicker skin. You sound childish and immature. I voted for you. Read:
1 Corinthians 13:11
— Brenda Scott (@rbjscott2)
Of course, even The Onion had some #thoughts.
Court Rules Meryl Streep Unable To Be Tried By Jury As She Has No Peers
— The Onion (@TheOnion)
But, despite its outrage, the Internet still had room to be self-congratulatory, too. Because if there’s one thing the Internet (apparently) loves more than Meryl Streep, it’s being right.
The votes are in! Great job everyone. He CAN be predicted.
— John DiLillo (@dilillicious)
1Correction at 5:53pm ET: An earlier version of this story misstated how many Academy Awards Streep had won.
source : https://www.wired.com/2017/01/ben-affleck-not-directing-batman/