Meryl Streep is without a doubt one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She is also a class act who is not afraid to use her name and her platform to speak the truth.
Her speech when accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award last during last night Golden Globes was one of the best in recent years. She could have gone on and on about her career and thanking the usual suspects (spouses, children, agents, etc) and that would have been that. But instead, she went down a different path.
She asked for respect. She asked for respect for journalists, she asked for respect for the civil liberties that are the cornerstone of our democracy, she asked for respect for those who are different and she asked for respect from the man who will shortly be our commander-in-chief.
That is all she asked for. It’s nothing more than common human decency. Is that really so much to ask for?