Though she never mentioned President-elect Donald Trump by name, she did reference a moment when a “person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country” gave an impression of a disabled reporter.
She noted that the “performance” broke her heart.
Trump has said that his intention was never to mock New York Times reporter Serge F. Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital disorder.
“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence,” Streep said. “And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”
At the start of her speech, which elicited a standing ovation from the audience, Streep noted that the organization behind the Golden Globe Awards – the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – has three words in the title that “belong to the most vilified segments…