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Piers Morgan: Meryl Streep Once Hailed 'Child-Rapist' Polanski

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Monday, 09 Jan 2017 03:26 PM

Former CNN host Piers Morgan says Meryl Streep's "hypocritical" putdown of President-elect Donald Trump at Sunday's Golden Globes awards was "easily the worst performance" of her career.

"How much more effective would it have been had the most powerful woman in Hollywood called for unity not division, demanded a stop to all the teeth-gnashing and wailing over the election result, and urged Donald Trump in his inauguration speech to preach tolerance, fairness and equality?" Morgan wrote in a column for London's Daily Mail.

"That would have been a truly courageous and admirable thing to do. Instead, Meryl Streep poured another 100 gallons of oil onto an already inflamed toxic fire … Meryl, I still love you dearly, but you had a chance to bring your country together last night and you blew it."

Streep, as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award, at the glitzy event, lashed into Trump for his alleged mocking of a disabled New York Times reporter and called on Hollywood to double down in its support of a free press.

Morgan singled out what he said was an example of the Oscar-winning actress'"shocking hypocrisy."

"What about the 2003 Oscars when she leaped to her feet and gave child rapist Roman Polanski a standing ovation after he was announced as winner of Best Director for ‘The Pianist?''' said Morgan, referring to the director's plea to a statuary rape charge.

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Former CNN host Piers Morgan says Meryl Streep's "hypocritical" putdown of President-elect Donald Trump at Sunday's Golden Globes awards was "easily the worst performance" of her career.
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