His name may not be Jay-Z, but Norm McDonald totally skewered Meryl Streep over her Golden Globes rant (see Donald Trump Burns Meryl Streep for Political Rant and UFC’s Dana White Blasts ‘Uppity 80-year-old’ Meryl Streep for Golden Globe Rant).
All it took was one tweet, really. That, and an amazing BCS Championship Game on the television last night.
And what are sports fans and MMA fans, Meryl. Not artists, huh, What Ali did, What Brady does, that's not as artistic as PRETENDING. C'mon!!
— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) January 10, 2017
Silly Norm. As a comedian, he should know what constitutes art and what doesn’t. But since he’s gone so far astray from the Tinseltown rulebook, allow me a few sentences to put him on the gender-normative, close-minded path. “Art” is only “art” if it pushes the correct political agenda. For all of 2016, this agenda included but was not limited to celebrating people who celebrate their own weirdness in parties of one; ugly men who insist on being called “beautiful women” (and the delusional twits enabling them); pitchfork-wielding mobs who set entire villages aflame because someone said something to which they disagreed, while these same mobs deemed themselves “tolerant”; and my favorite agenda of all: killing unborn babies.
Just look at the movies most celebrated by critics.
Of course what Meryl intended was to sound like an egotistical elitist. A role she nailed. Give her all the awards.
For the record, professional athletes are incredibly talented people for which they rightfully deserve praise. I’m not even opposed to calling actors “artists” if what we’re doing is opening the word “artist” to mean just about anything. That’s the problem with using a word to describe whatever the heck you want. If an actor is an artist, why not an MMA fighter? If an actor is an artist, why isn’t a model for Sports Illustrated an artist? If an actor is an artist, why aren’t we celebrating the thousands of post-production special effects people who spend countless hours rendering actual art on screen? Where’s their award ceremony?
Oh boy, I’m running the risk of going off on a tangent about the unsung Hollywood heroes who are not actors or directors but make movies possible with their hard work and technical acumen, not their ability to look pretty and read from a script (also written by smart, talented people). Better close this post out stat.