Sunday night’s presentation of the 74th annual Golden Globes awards served as a platform for Hollywood to criticize and make fun of President-elect Donald Trump.
Host Jimmy Fallon began by saying, “This is the Golden Globes: One of the few places left where America honors the popular vote.”
He went on to compare Trump’s presidency to the reign of King Joffery from Game of Thrones, had he not been killed.
“[Game of Thrones] has so many plot twists and shocking moments, a lot of people are wondering what it would be like if King Joffery had lived. Well, in 12 days we’re gonna find out,” Fallon told the crowd.
His comments were meant to be funny, but looking at the responses on Twitter, he may have missed the mark.
Fallon was not the only one that took the opportunity of a microphone to express dissatisfaction for Trump and his actions.
After accepting his award for Best Acting Performance, Hugh Laurie said, “Thank you first to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honor. I suppose it’s made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes. I don’t mean to be gloomy, it’s just that it has the words ‘Hollywood,’ ‘Foreign’ and ‘Press’ in the title.”
Meryl Streep was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award for her work as an actress. She used her acceptance speech to object to some of Trump’s campaign rhetoric.
“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if we kick ’em all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football or mixed martial arts — which are not the arts,” Streep said.
While she stopped short of naming Trump, she added, “Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
She also criticized Trump for a speech the candidate made early last year that some interpreted as Trump mocking a disabled person.
“There was one performance this year that ‘stunned’ me. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter,” Streep said.
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox and Friends on Monday and responded to Streep’s comments.
Conway said she was pleased that Streep has “such a passion for the disabled,” but wondered why the actress has not commented on the recent incident in which a “mentally challenged” young man was being tortured by four young adults in an incident that was broadcast live on Facebook.
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