I see no reason why Meryl Streep should not have used her Golden Globes speech to discuss Donald Trump and racism. She was entirely within her rights and because she had a national audience she had a change to change minds and make a difference. She had an opportunity and she took it.
Everyone in the world should have this power. That is, we should all have freedom of speech. Meryl Streep decided to use hers to send a message about the president-elect. People listened because she is well-liked, well-respected and famous. She doesn't have any more power than anyone else in the United States, but because of her fame, more people heard her.
Yes, she deserves this power. If this will work, i support her 100%. Meryl Streep should actually continue using the Golden Globe to give those powerful speeches. I also hope that Donald Trump is accessing this speeches so that he can learn from his mistakes. We should learn to stop racism.
Meryl Streep was given the stage, allowed to give a speech after winning her award. There are no rules on what has to be said. That was her time to say whatever she wanted. She had every right to make her voice heard, to share with others how she felt, and to encourage others to not sit quietly. Sometimes celebrities are in the best position to encourage change.