Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep is trying really hard to save face after a video clip recently emerged of her praising serial sex offender Harvey Weinstein at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Streep is seen on stage in the footage referring to Weinstein as “god,” to which the audience filled with Hollywood actors, producers, and directors responds with rumbles of surprise and awe.
See for yourself as Streep pays her dues to Weinstein after winning Best Actress for a Motion Picture Drama for her role in the comedy-drama flick “Hope Springs.” After rattling off a bunch of names and thanking her personal agent, Streep proverbially and blasphemously bows down and worships Weinstein as a “god,” calling him “the punisher” and likening him to the God of Israel in the Old Testament who delivered justice to his enemies.
It was all fun and games back then when nobody but the Hollywood “elite” and industry insiders were privy to Weinstein’s wild sexual perversions. But now that virtually everyone knows about them, with more and more of Weinstein’s alleged victims coming forward practically every day, Streep’s image is taking a serious beating. The public wants to know how Streep in good conscience can openly condemn the President for his unsavory language more than a decade ago, and yet remain completely silent about the much worse offenses committed by one of her good friends – someone who just happens to hold considerable influence in Hollywood.
Was Streep aware of Weinstein’s true nature when she irreverently likened him to the God of the universe five years ago? The world waited in suspense as she prepared an official statement on the matter, which was delivered publicly several days after Streep suffered major backlash for her silence.
Streep called the news about Weinstein’s offending behavior “disgraceful,” claiming that she was “appalled” when she learned about it. Streep then launched into more accolades about the man, claiming that he has supported many “good and worthy causes” over the years. She also claims that “not everybody knew” about what Weinstein was doing, including herself.
“I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts,” she wrote in her statement, which in many ways reads more like an alibi. “And If everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it.”
Streep certainly isn’t alone in her worship of Weinstein. Michelle Obama was seen gushing over Weinstein back in 2013 at a student film symposium, referring to him as “a wonderful human being” and “a good friend.” Obama thanked him profusely “for organizing this amazing day,” and offered other butt-kissing accolades to suggest that everyone else in the room should also feel similarly about this Hollywood kingpin.
“The fact that he and his team took the time to make this happen for all of you should say something not about me or about this place, but about you,” Obama stated curiously as Whoopi Goldberg, who was seated behind her, was seen smiling and breaking out into aggressive applause.
One has to wonder how all of these people somehow missed the fact that Weinstein is a sexual predator who, based on all of the allegations, used his power and influence to take advantage of people on the regular. Are celebrity figures like Meryl Streep and Michelle Obama really that naive, or are they simply covering for their beloved “savior” just like The New York Times did when it was first made aware of the truth as far back as 2004?
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