I sat at work, at 5:30 in the morning, and saw my sister had shared this video. As I watched it, I just began to become more and more enraged.
Money or not, that should not dictate our character.
There is a double standard, not only from a political standpoint, but also gender. It is okay for Kanye to run his mouth in public in support of a political leader, and nobody bats an eye. Yet when a well respected woman states her opinion the entire world goes freaking out.
Yes, Meryl Streep may have said that she was a normal person, but what is “normal”?
I think what she meant, is even though she has money and is well off, she is not a xenophobic, homophobic, misogynist pig. Her money, worth, fame, is something she worked for, and she uses it in a productive way, much like Angelina Jolie. She doesn’t let it dictate her behavior or morals.
Not to mention the white privilege this reporter is showing. A blonde, attractive, white woman, running her mouth with no consequences. That, sister, is white, thin privilege.
This was not one of Kanye’s concerts, that you had to pay for in order to listen to his political support. This was an award ceremony, if you will, of which Meryl Streep had been awarded an honor, and took her time to make a speech using her opinions! If this had been a middle aged white male supporting Trump. Nobody would have said Shit.