Trevor Noah called Meryl Streep’s speech partially ‘tone-deaf’

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Trevor Noah bashed one part of Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech, noting it was tone-deaf to troll something in a message about acceptance.

Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech is still resonating with people 48-hours after the fact, and to varying degrees. It seems you either very much agree with her or you’re a racist hillbilly who likes football and MMA.

That’s a line in the sand that Trevor Noah has taken exception to, and he said as much on The Daily Show last night. In her speech, Streep said that if Donald Trump wanted to kick out Hollywood and all of its diversity, then all that would be left is football and MMA — which she emphatically stated does not qualify as ‘the arts’.

Noah was more than a little unimpressed with this part of Streep’s speech, noting that it was a little tone-deaf.

His defense:

"“I understand what Meryl Streep was trying to do, and I don’t know if I could’ve done better in that moment, but here’s the thing I feel like we could all learn as people: You don’t have to make your point by shitting on someone else’s thing because a lot of people love football and the arts.”"

It’s not a wrong take. Streep trashing two of the most popular sports in the country came off as elitist and smug — something that Trump supporters already think about Hollywood.

You can watch the full clip below. Skip ahead to the 4:50 mark for his bit about Streep:

Noah will no doubt incur the wrath of liberals for going against the almighty word of Meryl Streep. Just like when people thought he was cozying up to Tomi “Tammy” Lahren, people can’t accept when the other side of the debate is heard and god forbid it produces an opinion.

“A lot of time football and the arts go hand in hand,” Noah said. “For instances, football commissioner Roger Goodell acts like he cares about concussions.”

A little Roger Goodell troll goes a long way in mending bridges.