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    I'm fine with celebs expressing their opinions n alla that but if you're going to use a sodding awards ceremony to get your point across you should at least add something new instead of dragging the tone down for no real gain.
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    This.

    People who don't think he'll be a disgraceful president representing his country need to check their definition of a 'good' president.

    FORGET Obama, forget Hillary, they may not have been good presidents (in Hillary's case, hypothetical) according to some people, but it does not change the facts, Donald.Trump.is.absolute.crap.

    What about women's rights? What about gay rights? His opinions and thoughts on those are sickening.

    I HATE Hillary more than Trump. But it's like choosing between Stalin and Hitler. They're both TERRIBLE. I wish people would stop treating Trump like he's a messiah. I feel like it's become fashionable to "go with the unpopular opinion"
    What has Trump said against Gay rights and Women's rights??!!

    All I've every seen him do is endorse their respective groups.

    " I wish people would stop treating Trump like he's a messiah."

    But don't stop me from making brash and unsubstantiated claims about President-elect Trump, who is literally Hitler.

    Hillary previously stated that she was against gay marriage, but then went back on it claiming she had "always been in favour".

    Trump has ALWAYS been an avid supporter of human rights/equality and has never changed his opinion on it. Funny that.


    Most people who call Trump "despicable" are those who get all their facts from mainstream media and refuse to make their own investigations.
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    Ah yes another rich Hollywood luvvie who reads lines off a script for a living whilst making millions and living in Beverly hills whos opinion I'm supposed to give a shite about. As if the attention from winning a golden globe wasn't enough, she had to jump on the bandwagon with the rest of the illuminati in Hollywood and hurl criticism towards Trump. A champagne socialist telling us plebs they have the moral high ground - what's new
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    I haven't watched it because I don't care what she thinks.

    It completely unprofessional to use your position to make political points. It is unacceptable in nearly all lines of work.

    Its embarrassing. Just stick to acting. Why does her opinion matter any more than the next persons?
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    Oh look, another celebrity criticising Trump. It's becoming cliché. What hasn't already been said? We get it; he's a bigot, he's racist, he's sexist, he's going to tear the country apart... We've heard it a million times already from these virtue signalling celebs. Don't care anymore. He won. It's over. Move on.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)
    Oh look, another celebrity criticising Trump. It's becoming cliché. What hasn't already been said? We get it; he's a bigot, he's racist, he's sexist, he's going to tear the country apart... We've heard it a million times already from these virtue signalling celebs. Don't care anymore. He won. It's over. Move on.
    I wish some of these celebs would move on. They threatened to leave the country if Trump got voted in. Still there whinging though!
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    This.

    People who don't think he'll be a disgraceful president representing his country need to check their definition of a 'good' president.

    FORGET Obama, forget Hillary, they may not have been good presidents (in Hillary's case, hypothetical) according to some people, but it does not change the facts, Donald.Trump.is.absolute.crap.

    What about women's rights? What about gay rights? His opinions and thoughts on those are sickening.

    I HATE Hillary more than Trump. But it's like choosing between Stalin and Hitler. They're both TERRIBLE. I wish people would stop treating Trump like he's a messiah. I feel like it's become fashionable to "go with the unpopular opinion"
    By women's rights what rights do you mean?

    Same question about LGBT rights

    From what I have seen he has said that gay marriage should be a state issue not a federal issue and the Supreme Court have ruled previously that the definition of marriage is a state issue.
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    Personally, I don't have any issues with Meryl Streep using the Golden Globes to make statements about Trump. It was her intention to use the Globes as a platform to reach millions of viewers and express her opinions in a dignified manner. This is no different from people who use Twitter and other social media to make political statements and impact their followers. The main difference is that Streep is wealthy, successful and influential so she can reach a wider audience than most. There's nothing wrong with wanting to do that if you have the means and ability to do so.

    We live in a democracy, which means that people are entitled to express their left or right-wing views publicly, as long as it's done respectfully and intelligently. Just because Streep is a lot more successful than most does not mean that she should be denied her rights. She's a human being and American citizen first and foremost.

    And just because Trump has been voted President does not mean that his critics should shut up, deal with it and move on. He is by no means above criticism and he hasn't even had his inauguration yet, so understandably people are still going to have a LOT to say about him, celebrities included. The whole Trump as President is a hugely contentious issue and it's going to be a big issue for a very long time. So, I really feel that some people on this site need to be more realistic and cut some of the Trump-detractors a bit of slack.
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    Serge Govalevski, the man Trump decided to mock in order to curry favour with the less progressive voter.



    He suffers from Arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that restricts the movement of the muscles in his arms.

    He won a Pulitzer. Trump has never won an award that he didn't invent.

    Govalevski was humble about the prestigious award — journalism’s highest honor — telling the alumni magazine from his alma mater, William and Mary University, “I know I’m only as good as my last story.”

    Trump has repeatedly claimed he never met Govalevski. Govalevski says Trump and he had personal conversations at least a dozen times in New York.

    Trump continues to pretend that in his piss poor performance he wasn't mocking disability.

    Who should we believe?
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    (Original post by Sternumator)
    I haven't watched it because I don't care what she thinks.

    It completely unprofessional to use your position to make political points. It is unacceptable in nearly all lines of work.

    Its embarrassing. Just stick to acting. Why does her opinion matter any more than the next persons?
    When fighting fascism, it's incumbent on the members of all professions to publicly denounce and reject it. The alternative is that the fascists take over the professions, as they did in Nazi Germany. Presumably you approve of the latter?
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    When fighting fascism, it's incumbent on the members of all professions to publicly denounce and reject it. The alternative is that the fascists take over the professions, as they did in Nazi Germany. Presumably you approve of the latter?
    Publicly denounce it if they encroach on the profession but using a platform that has been given to you in a professional capacity to make wider political points is abuse of position.
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    (Original post by Sternumator)
    Publicly denounce it if they encroach on the profession but using a platform that has been given to you in a professional capacity to make wider political points is abuse of position.
    In a democracy? No way. In the neo-fascist state that Trump supporters and their sad little wannabee UKIP fellow travellers support? Apparently.
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    pure crackhead toilet humour


    "Trump has previously claimed he was not aware that the reporter, Serge Kovaleski of the New York Times, has an impairment that visibly affects the flexibility and movement of his arms. "You've got to see this guy," he said, before jerking his arms *******ally — he did not intend to call attention to Kovaleski's disability, arthrogryposis".


    Load of bollox. You're president bro. You don't have to apologise.
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    However, while it's clear Trump intentionally and knowingly mocked the guy for his disability :rolleyes:

    if you talk smack about someone aka lie in the papers according to Trump, they are liable and completely right to respond how they deem necessary :yy: You can't play victim after throwing the first shots and hide behind a disadvantage. Oh well.
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    (Original post by Sternumator)
    Publicly denounce it if they encroach on the profession but using a platform that has been given to you in a professional capacity to make wider political points is abuse of position.
    It's perfectly acceptable for her to express her opinions publicly. Trump may not have encroached on the acting profession but he arguably encroached on the human rights of a disabled citizen. Streep has every right to speak out against this.
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    (Original post by Lh030396)
    It's perfectly acceptable for her to express her opinions publicly. Trump may not have encroached on the acting profession but he arguably encroached on the human rights of a disabled citizen. Streep has every right to speak out against this.

    Any comment on Obama encroaching upon the human rights of disabled people all around the world when he disparaged disabled Olympians?

    Did Streep speak out against Obama then?

    Did you?
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    Any comment on Obama encroaching upon the human rights of disabled people all around the world when he disparaged disabled Olympians?

    Did Streep speak out against Obama then?

    Did you?
    I don't know, there's every possibility that she might have done. I haven't monitored everything that she's said over the years. Have you? I'm sure there were many people that did speak publicly about it, and that's perfectly fine.

    Did I speak publicly about it? No. But I haven't spoken publicly about the Trump incident either. I'm not saying that everybody should go out and make political statements in public. Not everybody's going to feel comfortable doing that, and that's ok. But there's nothing wrong with people using a public platform to express political discontent as long as they're doing it in a justified, respectful and constructive manner.
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    I agree she is an amazing actress and while that wasn't the time or place to voice her opinion I think trumps response was outrages.
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    (Original post by gizmo123456789)
    I agree she is an amazing actress and while that wasn't the time or place to voice her opinion I think trumps response was outrages.
    Yes, once again Trump has thrown all of his toys out of the pram and acted completely unreasonably. It's so immature as well. He should have kept a dignified silence. Someone who complains about somebody criticising them and then takes a cheap dig at said person in retaliation is a person who has TOO much time on their hands...
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    Don't care what she said about trump, she disrespected MMA with an uninformed and uneducated comment :anger:
 
 
 
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