Meryl Streep Lobs Sexist Insult at ‘Princess Leia’ During Anti-Trump Globes Tirade

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By Heat Street Staff | 1:27 pm, January 9, 2017

Meryl Streep, an aging Hollywood personality, gave a speech at the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, in which she “bravely” criticized Donald Trump in a room full of people who don’t like Donald Trump.

Streep’s speech is being hailed as one of the most important rhetorical documents in the history of the United States, or something. In reality, the Hollywood legend’s speech is a travesty for everyone who believes in feminism.

Streep concluded her speech with an homage to the recently departed Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Leia Organa in the Star Wars films. “As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art,” Streep said.

As Streep surely should have known, people on the Internet recently decided that referring to Fisher’s Star Wars character as “Princess Leia,” as opposed to “General Organa,” is extremely problematic and “a disservice to her memory,” according to at least one online opinion writer.

Anne Thériault, a Canadian social media user, authored an epic tweet storm arguing that General Organa, not Princess Leia, was “Fisher’s real gift to us.”

Apparently Meryl Streep didn’t get the memo. Or maybe she just doesn’t care.