When I heard about what Meryl Streep said at the Berlin Film Festival, to say that I was disappointed is a huge understatement.
When asked by reporters about the all-white festival panel she headed and whether she could understand the films from the Middle East and North Africa, Streep responded in the worst possible way.
“I’ve played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures,” She said. “There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all, we’re all from Africa originally. Berliners, we’re all Africans, really.”
We’re all Africans? Really?
Sorry, Meryl, but last I checked the only people who are Africans are, well…people from the continent of Africa.
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If I have to hear another white feminist say something so blatantly stupid, I’m going to bang both their heads and mine against a wall. I mean, come on. Does every white feminist have to totally throw off their groove with an ignorant statement whenever I start to think they are actually worth liking?
This was the first time Streep had been president of a festival jury. She was asked several times about diversity during the opening news conference. She said she was committed to inclusion and equality “of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions.”