Trevor Noah also takes a dig at Streep’s Globes speech

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WHILE CO­ME­DIAN Trevor Noah ap­plauded Meryl Streep for her Golden Globes speech in which she shed light on press­ing is­sues – par­tic­u­larly Don­ald Trump – there was one sec­tion he lam­basted.

The vet­eran US ac­tress stunned a room full of the most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try when, in ac­cept­ing the Ce­cil B DeMille award for life­time achieve­ment at the week­end, with­out men­tion­ing the Pres­i­dent-elect’s name, she slammed him for mock­ing a dis­abled re­porter at a press brief­ing last year.

The busi­ness­man and re­al­ity star turned politi­cian has since re­sponded to her crit­i­cism by re­fer­ring to her as “over­rated” on Twit­ter.

Al­though Noah, who has found fame in Amer­ica as the host of the The Daily Show, ap­plauded the ac­tress on the news satire and late-night talk show for speak­ing out on the mat­ter, he did find fault on one part of her speech.

While re­fer­ring to Streep’s ad­dress as “pow­er­ful” and said it was the high­light of the Golden Globes, he called her out for the part of her speech in which she ref­er­ences foot­ball and mixed mar­tial arts.

“Hol­ly­wood is crawl­ing with out­siders and for­eign­ers, and if we kick ’em all out, you’ll have noth­ing to watch but foot­ball and mixed mar­tial arts, which are not the arts,” Streep said.

Noah told The Daily Show view­ers: “I un­der­stand what Meryl Streep was try­ing to do, but you don’t have to make your point by sh****** on some­one else’s thing, be­cause a lot of peo­ple love foot­ball and the arts”.

Noah is no stranger to con­tro­versy and has of­ten been crit­i­cised for his own com­ments.

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