Meryl Streep is here to clear the air!
The living legend spoke last night at the Human Rights Campaign's 2017 Greater New York Gala dinner, and in a long, moving, and emotional speech, she addressed everything from her now-famous Golden Globes speech about football and Donald Trump, to praising her transgender middle school teacher.
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The actress took the stage and started off by clarifying something that she had mentioned in that Golden Globes speech — that she does like football, and has spent much of her life around it:
"First of all, I do like football. Let me just make that clear. I gave seven years, seven of my youngest, prettiest years to being a cheerleader for football, basketball and wrestling." Streep also acknowledged that she was watching the Super Bowl this past Sunday. "I have watched more Pee Wee league football, Pop Warner football, JV and varsity high school football, JV and varsity college level and professional football for over 60 years, more than probably anyone in this room, and, yes, I thought the Falcons/Patriots game was the most exciting football game in history, but in my honest opinion, it is totally crazy that the winning advantage in a Super Bowl tie is determined by means of a coin toss! Sad."
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But after that she went on to the serious stuff, and not only laid out President Trump as woefully unfit for the job, but also spoke to a greater sense of urgency in equal rights.
Here's a video clip of her speech (below), along with the entire speech text:
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