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Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:50 AM Jan 2014

Meryl Streep Honors Emma Thompson, Slams Walt Disney


from Huffington Post:

important quotes from the article:

•"Ezra Pound said, 'I have not met anyone worth a damn who was not irascible.' Well, I have — Emma Thompson. Not only is she not irascible, she's practically a saint. There's something so consoling about that old trope, but Emma makes you want to kill yourself because she's a beautiful artist, she's a writer, she's a thinker, she's a living, acting conscience."

•"Disney, who brought joy, arguably, to billions of people, was perhaps ... or had some racist proclivities. He formed and supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group. And he was certainly, on the evidence of his company's policies, a gender bigot."

•"...Which brings me to awards season. Which is really ridiculous. We have made so many beautiful movies this year, and to single out one seems unfair."

Now, most of us know Disney was anti-Semitic, but few have ever publically stated it in this way, in front of millions. Also, his company was well known as "a gender bigot" but, that is another thing that is not well known. She took on a man that is considered a genius and icon in the industry. (let alone, his company is a major player in the media today) This statement is incredible and courageous. Meryl Streep is also a "saint" for using this stage to tell the truth....
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Meryl Streep Honors Emma Thompson, Slams Walt Disney (Original Post) Stuart G Jan 2014 OP
k and r. thank you so much for posting this. meryl streep is a treasure. niyad Jan 2014 #1
Walt Disney was a founding member... Dawson Leery Jan 2014 #2

Dawson Leery

(19,348 posts)
2. Walt Disney was a founding member...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 12:49 PM
Jan 2014

of the "Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals"

His character is shown by his alliances.

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