Meryl Streep Took A Shot At The UFC, They Countered And Scored A Knockout!
Just about anything that takes a good amount of skill can be considered an art as far as I am concerned. For example, building birdhouses is an art when done by the right hands.
As far as athletics go, a mixed martial artist is just that. They have to take an amalgamation of several different fighting disciplines and make them all somehow work together. Put it to you this way, take a bunch of random puzzle pieces from three separate puzzles and try making them all fit. That’s what they have to do.
Meryl Streep doesn’t get that. It wasn’t enough to insult our President Elect, she had to go for the throat and insult everyone in a particular industry. Meryl Streep didn’t just take a dig at President-elect Donald Trump in her speech at last night’s Golden Globe Awards. The actress also dissed fans of football and MMA fighting. And UFC President Dana White is not happy about it.
Calling the actress an “uppity, 80-year-old lady,” White said he’s not surprised to find out Streep isn’t in the UFC’s top demographic.
“So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners,” Streep said as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. “And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.” White, a Trump supporter, responded telling TMZ, “Of course it’s an art. These fighters, these men and women are so talented…saying something stupid like that is like saying…she’s not a talented actress which she is.”
He added, “We have fighters from all over the world…She’s not educated about the sport and that was a completely uneducated comment.”
Streep’s jab at football and MMA fans did not sit well with Bellator MMA president Scott Coker either. He defended the sport in a letter to Streep on Twitter.
“I’m a lifelong fan of your work but also a lifelong martial artist who happens to promote mixed martial arts around the world,” Coker wrote to Streep.