Friday, May 17, 2024

The Lynch Mob Mentality Turns Against Meryl Streep, For No Reason: She Knew Nothing About Harvey Weinstein’s Scandals


The lynch mob mentality has now turned against Meryl Streep. The Hollywood Reporter has this picture up, apparently someone’s making these posters that say “She knew.”

Uh, she knew nothing. Not only did she say so, but it’s true.

I wonder if this is Trump-related, since Meryl made her famous speech last year at the Golden Globes. Could Trump people be behind this? Oh yes, definitely.

Meryl Streep, like other actors, made movies at Miramax and The Weinstein Company. Like 90% of those actors, she knew nothing about what was going on. She went to the set, and made the films. She did the publicity. That’s it. I’ve no doubt if she’d known what had happened to Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra or anyone else, Streep would have spoken out and stopped making movies with Harvey Weinstein.

Rose McGowan has turned into a warrior, and a spokesperson, which is great. But with that comes a certain power and responsibility. Maybe it’s time to take a look at that, as well.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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