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