Meryl Streep slammed Donald Trump, honoured her late friend Carrie Fisher and praised a room full of Hollywood “outsiders” while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2017 Golden Globes.


If you do one thing today… watch this. Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe speech wins the internet today, and maybe the entire 2017!

“But who are we, and what is Hollywood, anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep continued, highlighting the diverse background of actresses like Viola Davis, Sarah Paulson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman and Ruth Negga. The acclaimed award winner also pointed out a surprised Ryan Gosling, who, “like all the nicest people, is Canadian.”

Streep bashed Trump by referencing a moment during a rally when he seemed to mimic a disabled reporter.

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” she said. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

Watch the amazing speech below:

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