White Liberal Meryl Streep Says NO WAY She’s Racist – Because We’re ALL African Really

White Liberal Meryl Streep Says NO WAY She’s Racist – Because We’re ALL African Really

I’m not entirely sure how to feel about Streep’s comments because I’m not entirely sure what’s happening. All I know is that there are some people who are upset that a panel of seven white people judging the Berlin Film Festival, and that seems rather silly.

Jury Member Lars Eidinger, Jury President Meryl Streep and the Jury Members Clive Owen and Malgorzata Szumowska, from left, pose during a photo call of the jury members at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

Jury Member Lars Eidinger, Jury President Meryl Streep and the Jury Members Clive Owen and Malgorzata Szumowska, from left, pose during a photo call of the jury members at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

From The Daily Mail:

Meryl Streep has launched a bizarre defence of the all-white judging panel at the Berlin International Film Festival by arguing: ‘We’re all Africans, really’.

The actress became embroiled in the debate about diversity in the movie industry after the Oscars race row when she dismissed questions about the lack of ethnicity on the jury.

Streep, who heads a festival film panel for the first time, had been asked by an Egyptian reporter whether she understood films from the Arab world and North Africa.

She admitted she didn’t know much about the region, but had ‘played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures.’

The 66-year-old three-time Academy Award winner added: ‘There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture and, after all, we’re all from Africa originally.

‘Berliners, we’re all Africans really.’

Streep said she was committed to equality and inclusion ‘of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions.’

The seven-member jury will choose the winners of the Golden Bear and various Silver Bear awards at the first of the year’s major European movie festivals.

Streep added: ‘This jury is evidence that at least women are included and in fact dominate this jury, and that’s an unusual situation in bodies of people who make decisions.

‘So I think the Berlinale (the film festival) is ahead of the game.’

This is NOT the biggest problem we’re having right now. It’s a panel of self-important movie critics! I weep for America.

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