George Clooney uses sarcasm to defend “overrated” Meryl Streep

It seems just about everybody has an opinion about Meryl Streep’s speech about Donald Trump, including Donald Trump himself. No
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George Clooney has defended Meryl Streep over her Golden Globes speech.

It seems just about everybody has an opinion about Meryl Streep’s speech about Donald Trump, including Donald Trump himself.

No doubt you’ve heard and read enough about this whole saga to last a lifetime.

And while plenty of people are on the attack against Streep, there are plenty defending her too.

Read more: Donald Trump hits back at Meryl Streep after her Golden Globes speech

George Clooney has jumped to her defence, using sarcasm and his sense of humour to hit back at Trump calling her “overrated”.

“I’ve always said that about Meryl,” he told PEOPLE.

“She’s maybe the most overrated actress of all-time. She and I worked together on Fantastic Mr. Fox as husband and wife and I will tell you even as a fox, a female fox, she’s overrated.”

And then he had a message for Trump.

“Aren’t you supposed to be running the country?” Clooney said.

Read more: Meryl Streep stuns with powerful speech at Golden Globes

As you’ve probably read (and maybe even expressed yourself), people are criticising Streep for speaking out and many on social media have expressed the view that she should “stick to acting”.

But Clooney has defended celebrities, including himself, who use their celebrity status to back causes.

“The only reason that people who are well known should be involved in these kinds of things is when no one knows about them,” he told PEOPLE

“I can’t change policy, but I can make things louder. I can help them make it louder — they’re the filmmakers, the brave ones and the White Helmets are the heroes, so if I can help them out at all and people can know about it, in any way possible, then that’s a good use of celebrity, I think.”

What do you think of his defence of Meryl Streep? What do you think of the whole Meryl Steep speech saga?

  1. Pamela  

    George Clooney for President!

    • Faye Dapiran  

      Here, here. how wonderful, especially to look at compared with what the US will have in a week or so.

    • ted partridge  

      george clooney actor thats it .end of story..consider this ..many people cannot stand what trump and his manner represent but more people voted for him just to keep that alternative out ..if these so called celebrities are wanting to save face .why not channel their energies ,helping trump make the transition he never ever expected and get behind their new president ,if only for their countrys sake ..or is that too much peer pressure to absorb .self seeking ,so called celebrities do not automatically become politicians of world standing. their own standing in the world is totally what the entertained make of them ..fragile existence .

  2. [email protected]  

    Free Speech should be applauded wherever. It was a good place to capture the biggest audience and she did it with style. She was stating her own opinion and that’s fine by me. George Clooney champion!
    Who can judge whether anyone from another professio. Millions of people watch her films and I for one Read at : tiegd.blogspot.comopulent miss one!

    How mature to respond as he did!

    • Brenda  

      Meryl Streep should be applauded for her dignified speech. Well done to her for bringing this to light. God bless/help America!

  3. Brenda  

    Freedom of speech in a democratic country…..is that still a right and maybe a responsibility too? Beware those who want to silence the people…

  4. Tom Tuhoro  

    He still doesn’t get it. It does not matter why or when the reporter wrote the article President Elect Chump, should not mime a disabled person!!!

  5. Ivan  

    Absolutely agree with Tom T. And good on ya Meryll Streep and George Clooney for being that knight in shining armor. This is the most controversial US president to be, of the most powerful nation on earth. OMG please help us all. Amen.

  6. Diana  

    The media and people are acting as though Trump is already running the country. All he has done so far is to dodge briefings from the security people and appoint the most God-awful lineup of right wing disabled and women hating, environmental and wildlife-hating vandals ever seen.

    He is a vulgar, low-class, big-mouthed little man.

  7. Guy Flavell  

    Meryl Streep is anything but an “over-rated” actress … but you, Mr. Clooney are definitely an
    over-rated actor. However, in this case I do agree with you.

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