Thursday, January 19, 2017

Meryl Streep don't know shit

It is hard to imagine a woman more out of touch with America than Meryl Streep -- or, it would be if Hillary Clinton did not exist, but I digress. At the Golden Globes awards show recently -- a show that is both about and not about tits, oddly enough -- Streep said this in an apparent effort to criticize, um, Donald Trump, I guess:
“So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners,” Streep said, a criticism of Trump’s anti-illegal-immigrant rhetoric. “And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”
No one has accused Streep of being one of the people, and I don't think she even realized that she was highlighting the us/elites divide that led to Trump being elected in the first place. But this comment posted on the Washington Post website story about Streep's speech captured that divided beautifully:
I'd more like to take issue with her disparagement of (American) football. Anyone who watched Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews get a sack, two forced fumbles AND a fumble recovery...all in one play...against the Giants this past Sunday and still doesn't think football can be art needs to have their head examined.
Here is the play referenced:

Sorry, Meryl, that play was closer to a work of art than any of your accent-of-the-month-club roles that got you all those Oscars in the '80s.

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