Meryl Streep is getting torn apart today and everyone is screaming “FINISH HER!” at her ass because of some words she spit out at a press conference for the Berlin International Film Festival. And yes, at the Oscars later this month, Meryl Streep will receive an honorary Oscar for Best Oscar Winner To Get Torn To Fucking Shreds On Twitter.
Meryl is the head of this year’s Berlinale jury and the jury is more white than that 2016 Oscars class photo. I mean, the Oscars class photo has at least one person who isn’t white, but the Berlin International Film Festival jury (which also includes Clive Owen) is all white. At today’s press conference, President Meryl said that she’s all about diversity and inclusion and feels like this year’s jury is inching toward that since not every member has a dick.
“I’m very committed to equality and inclusion of people of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions. There should be inclusion and this jury is evidence that at least women are included and in fact dominate this jury. And that’s an unusual situation in bodies of people who make decisions. So I think the Berlinale is ahead of the game.”
Then it got messy for Meryl. The Associated Press says that an Egyptian reporter asked her if she’d be able to understand movies from North Africa and the Arab world. Meryl said that we’re all out of Africa and she was in Out of Africa so she knows African movies and stuff.
“I’ve played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures. There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all we’re all from Africa originally. Berliners, we’re all Africans really.”
But as people made plans to drop the #OscarsSoWhite boycott since the diversity issue has been fixed now, Variety jumped in to say that Meryl’s tone throughout the press conference was “humorous” and she may have been trying to be jokey.
….in reference to John F. Kennedy’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” quote, Streep proclaimed: “We are all Africans, we are all Berliners.”
That’s where she fucked up. If she was really quoting JFK, she should’ve said, “We are all jelly doughnuts, we are all everything bagels.” We ARE all everything bagels. And somewhere, Goopy Paltrow is reading Meryl Streep’s words and is co-signing with a head shake, because….
Goopy Paltrow IS African and she has the $3000 (now just $2399 on GOOP.com) African-style Gucci necklace to prove it.