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Meryl Streep Slams Walt Disney As A "Gender Bigot!" Read Her NBR Awards Gala Rant HERE!

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Not even a spoonful of sugar can make this Disney diss go down!

While presenting the Best Actress Award to Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks at the National Board of Review Awards Gala on Tuesday, Meryl Streep slammed the late man behind the mouse, Walt Disney.

The spectacled Oscar-winner gave a 10-minute long tribute to Emma that proved to be quite a spectacle by its own right, especially in how she blasted Uncle Walt:

"Some of his associates reported that Walt Disney didn’t really like women. Ward Kimball, who was one of his chief animators, one of the original 'Nine Old Men,' creator the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and Jiminy Cricket, said of Disney: ‘He didn’t trust women or cats.’ And there is a piece of received wisdom that says that the most creative people are often odd, or irritating, eccentric, damaged, difficult….Disney, who brought joy, arguably, to billions of people, was perhaps, or had some…racist proclivities. He formed and supported an anti-Semitic industry lobby. And he was certainly, on the evidence of his company’s policies, a gender bigot….When I saw the film [Saving Mr. Banks], I could just imagine Walt Disney’s chagrin at having to cultivate P.L. Travers’ favor for 20 years that it took to secure the rights to her work. It must have killed him to encounter, in a woman, an equally disdainful and superior creature, a person dismissive of his own, considerable gifts and prodigious output and imagination."

Wow! We've never seen such shade thrown before, animated or otherwise!

Well, there goes Meryl's chances of ever portraying Walt in a movie that we'd like to think would be called Disney Wears Prada, which would probably earn her every award ever!

Meanwhile, it's your move, Disney! We'll see how the Mouse responds to all this drama!

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24 comments to “Meryl Streep Slams Walt Disney As A "Gender Bigot!" Read Her NBR Awards Gala Rant HERE!”

  1. 1

    But his attitude was typical for the times. Not an excuse, but context helps.

  2. 2

    you can love these people for their ability to act and then they open their mouth and show their true selves and its not to pretty. its getting harder and harder to say oh I love that actor or actress. right now love J Law, I know one day she will turn into one of them. that is not a compliment.

  3. Bridget says – reply to this


    She wasn't "throwing shade", she was stating facts. He was an enormous racist and all-around a bad person. Same as Roald Dahl.

  4. Khelm1205 says – reply to this


    His views and concepts were typical then and are still now. Many men do not like to have to deal with women on an equal level in the work force. I would like to know if she can form an opinion based on her own knowledge and fact. She is basing this off of her assumption from the movie (which is BASED on truth) and others opinions. We are all allowed our opinion but but say such an awful rant when she is supposed to be presenting an award is just rued.

  5. Biffer Sniffer FAcer says – reply to this


    Disney was a genius. White males built the greatest countries on earth for white females. A thank you would be nice.
    Pot and kettle. Most white females in his day were racist and trained children to be also.
    If you look at any "anti de segregation protest" photo.. you will see white females standing there with their "no coloreds at my kids school" picket signs. White females have every intention of downplaying their historical role as an oppressor and an indoctrinator who trained children to hate.

  6. aine says – reply to this


    so disrespectful to say that about a man who inspired so many people, she's not only insulting him, but his family and his legacy. Sexism and anti-seminism were the norm at the time, she cant just pick of Walt Disney for it when the majority of people had the same opinion as him. Very inconsiderate and unfair to pick on a man who's dead

  7. aine says – reply to this


    Oh and Someone stated that Roald Dahl was also a sexist and a racist, Well Meryl Streep did a voice in the Film "Fantastic Mr.Fox" which is a Roald Dahl book, All she's interested in is her paycheck

  8. 8

    One shouldn't speak ill of the deceased. :-/

  9. 9

    She's a bitter old kike.

  10. IDon'tGetIt says – reply to this


    So what is she complaining about? She didn't have to work for him, and she's a rich, successful, powerful women in Hollywood one of THE if not the top and best actresses of our generation! Maybe she was bored? I can't stand when these celebrities open their mouths when they have so much…and they either want more, or use their "power" as an excuse to voice their opinions about virtually everything, while most of them are being hypocrits about it in the first place!

  11. The Matrix says – reply to this


    She made a lot of assumptions…some of which may not be true. It's way too easy to attack someone that cannot defend themselves.

  12. 12

    now lets see who is the winner Walt Disney or meryle streep.. its walt disney by billions.

  13. Whitey Cake says – reply to this


    I think Meryl should've covered her boobs more in her younger days, and I'd stop thinking about cherry Pop Tarts every time she tries to give a serious speech.

  14. Saina says – reply to this


    Whats the big fuss about it? Not that she said anything wrong. Celebs always are hated for being truthful. You go girl!

  15. ToGepe says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – No need to. JLaw is already fake and a hypocrite. And that is not in the sense of being honest.

  16. anael says – reply to this


    She had to make mention of the anti-Semitism of Walt Disney, of corse..
    Because, Madame is sold body and soul to the Jewish cause, for the sole purpose of preserving their favor.
    I have nothing against Jews, but the actors who kiss the ass that this community makes me want to vomit.

  17. Big Sister says – reply to this


    There has always been this fact disturbing on the past of the Disney Company which intrigued me concerning anti-Semitism known to the company. I found it strange that ever you saw the Jewish lobby taking severe mesure against the company? Probably far too many investors of Jewish origin had shares in the company. Ironic.

  18. AnotherShadeOfBlue says – reply to this


    Lost all respect for Meryl Streep. There was no excuse for her rude, abusive remarks about a man that has brought so much happiness to so many. She should be ashamed for her stupid remarks.

  19. 19

    Considering Disney is a multi billion dollar company with two theme parks, almost every movie they make tops every list, and movies like Bambi, Lion King,etc are still watched to this very day. I'd say Disney excluding women was a GOOD idea. You can't argue their results lmao.

  20. JLR says – reply to this


    It's common knowledge that many in the entertainment business are very narcissistic, Meryl Streep included. Here's some food for thought. Psychopaths are also very gifted at 'mimicking' or 'parroting' the behavior of others. Sounds a bit like a certain actress, eh! Perhaps she should do more self-reflecting and less slandering of the dead. It's best to express strong opinions to the living, since the accused cannot defend themselves from the grave. Here's an interesting article re: Walt Disney that gives some perspective: Times change and people change. Let the man rest in peace.

  21. JLR says – reply to this


    Trying again since it didn't show up in my last post:

    Here's an interesting article re: Walt Disney that gives some perspective: Times change and people change. Let the man rest in peace.

  22. nosam says – reply to this


    I seriously just read that she just finished making a Disney movie where she plays a witch. The movie is called "Into the Woods". Set to arrive in theaters December 25, 2014. What a hypocrite.

  23. 23

    Walt Disney had Harriet Burns design the birds in Mary Poppins. Harriet was the first female imagineer hired to work on designing Disneyland attractions in 1955. Walt also brought her with him as part of the team for the 1964 World's Fair. Seems Walt did value contributions by women.

  24. tom crossman says – reply to this


    Meryl's comments about Walt Disney are completely uninformed.

    She alleged that Walt "supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group."

    The group she's referring to is the Motion Picture Alliance, founded to fight communism in Hollywood. It was founded by a group of 20 - the who's who of Hollywood - and 3 of the founders were Jews : Victor Flemming, Cecil B DeMille, and Ayn Rand, who wrote their publications. Ronald Reagan was a member as well. Walt disowned the group a few years later, and I imagine that's when Victor, Cecil and Ayn left as well.

    He hired his first Jewish employee in 1925 - 3 years before Mickey Mouse came on the scene. Not a single Jewish employee, and there were many, ever considered him anti semitic.

    She quotes Ward Kimble as saying "he was suspicious of Women and Cats"? This is the scene: Walt standing in the corner looking suspicious as he watches his wife and 2 daughters play with their cats.
    And labeling him a sexist based on a form letter written in 1938? That's just ludicrous.

    There is an enormous amount of information out there about whether or not Walt was any of these things - quite interesting really. Most people who've researched the facts don't think Walt was anti semitic - there are no smoking guns here.