Meryl Streep Blasts 'Brownshirts' in Blistering Anti-Trump Speech

We shouldn't be surprised that these profound changes come at a much steeper cost than it seems would lie true in the 20th century. "The whip of the Executive, through a Twitter feed, can lash and intimidate, punish and humiliate, delegitimize the press and imagined enemies with spasmodic regularity and easily provoked predictability".

Oscar-winner Meryl Streep has responded to the President Donald Trump's recent labelling of her as "over-rated" following her Golden Globes speech, saying "yes, I'm the most overrated and over decorated actress".

Meryl Streep sure doesn't waste time during acceptance speeches.

Streep said she wished she could stay at home and "and load the dishwasher" rather than take a podium to speak out adding that "the weight of all these honors" she's received in her career compelled her to speak out.

'Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated, and now, over-berated actress... of my generation, ' she joked to the audience.

Streep was on hand to accept the organization's Ally for Equality Award, which recognizes the efforts of those who lend their voice to help the LGBTQ community.

Streep also addressed what some have called one of the more tone-deaf parts of her Golden Globes speech, when she mentioned the immigrants and foreigners in Hollywood and said that "if we kick 'em all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts".

"It's terrifying to put the target on your forehead", she said.

'We shouldn't be surprised if not everyone is totally down with it.

Her speech was widely praised by other Hollywood stars including Robert De Niro, who commended her "elegance and intelligence".

Meryl was elegantly dressed for the event in a white jacket with black lapels that she wore over a black lace camisole and black pants. 'But that is why you invited me here! "If you think people were mad when they thought the government was coming after their guns, wait until you see when they try to take away our happiness". As Americans, men, women, people, gay, straight, L, B, G, T, Q, all of us have the human right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

From left, HRC President Chad Griffin, honoree Meryl Streep and filmmaker Ken Burns attend the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Gala on February 11 in NY.

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