During an interview on the Zach Sang Show on Thursday, Macklemore proved he got swayed by some fake news when he referenced what he thought was a Meryl Streep quote — one that was proven to be fake after a 2015 Facebook post went viral from a fan account.
“She posted something that was like, you know, my first audition or one of my first auditions, they told me I wasn’t pretty enough and that was a pivotal moment for her to either keep going or to stop and she chose to keep going and 18 Academy Awards later or 23├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥18 or 23├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥I don’t know. An exorbitant amount of Academy Awards.”
Well, first of all, the legendary actress doesn’t have an IG… but also she’s won three Oscars (20 nominations). Eep.
Watch the uh-oh moment (below):
lmao @macklemore fell for a fake Meryl Streep quote/statement from 2015 that says she has 18 Academy Awards (she has 3 lol) #macklemore pic.twitter.com/m2oP3iJZ2B
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ caleb stark (@calebstark) September 28, 2017
And here’s the original viral post from two years ago:
Well, it’s a good message nonetheless!
Ch-ch-check out the full interview (below)!!