As Meryl Streep and other women attending the Golden Globes stage a silent protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. sent out a tweet condemning the actress for her “sickening hypocrisy” when it comes to her friendships with men accused of abuse, namely Roman Polanski and Harvey Weinstein.
“Not only did Meryl Streep call Harvey a god but she gave a standing ovation to child rapist roman Polanski at the Oscars,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “She tries to be a moral compas [sic] for others… No thanks.”
The president’s son attached a Snopes article posted last year after Streep gave an impassioned speech against Trump at the Golden Globes. The article highlighted a video from the 2003 Oscars, when Roman Polanski won Best Director for “The Pianist.” After Harrison Ford announced Polanski’s victory, a shot of the crowd showed Streep giving him a standing ovation. Polanski was not in attendance to receive the award, as he fled the U.S. in 1978 just before he was to be sentenced after pleading guilty to statutory rape.
Sickening hypocrisy. Not only did Meryl Streep call Harvey a god but she gave a standing ovation to child rapist roman Polanski at the Oscars. She tries to be a moral compas for others… No thanks.