Actress Meryl Streep has been catching so much flak for her criticism of President-elect Donald Trump and sports fans at the 2017 Golden Globes that many people missed another comment she made that has landed her in even more hot water.
During the ceremony on Sunday night, Streep took aim at Trump for being anti-immigration, and referenced the fact that “is crawling with outsiders and foreigners.”
She then backed up her claim by referencing the fact that several celebrities were not born in America. She mentioned Amy Adams was born in Venice, Italy; Ruth Nega was from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dev Patel was from Kenya; and Ryan Gosling from Canada. When she mentioned Natalie Portman, however, she only said that the “Black Swan” actress was born in Jerusalem.
The internet was quick to point out the fact that Streep failed to mention the country Portman was from, suggesting that along with being anti-Trump, the “August: Osage County” star was also slamming Israel.
Some users got straight to the point.
Meryl Streep at Golden Globes was anti-Israel, said Natalie Portman born in “Jerusalem”, the anti-Israel Left refuses to say “Israel”.
— Joel Gilbert (@JoelSGilbert) January 9, 2017
Many suggested Streep deliberately avoided mentioning Israel.
#Meryl Streep I noticed that you mentioned everyone’s homeland in detail except Natalie Portman’s. That would be ISRAEL🇮🇱 why is that? 🤔
— Jason (@jashowell71) January 10, 2017
— Dan Kleinman (@SafeLibraries) January 9, 2017
Others explained why they thought Streep didn’t mention Portman’s homeland.
— Chris Cardillo (@cvcardillo) January 9, 2017
Kellyanne Conway, top adviser to Trump, also chimed in on the matter.
That too. https://t.co/biCpR1nEWr
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) January 10, 2017
To make matters worse, Portman’s representative, Chris Andrews, at the Creative Artists Agency, told The Washington Free Beacon that Portman was indeed born in Israel.
Streep, who was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, should have humbly accepted the award for a stunning career that spans decades. However, like most of her progressive cohorts in Hollywood, she felt compelled to lecture the rest of us — whether we wanted her to or not.
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