Trevor Noah actually really liked Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes acceptance speech … except for one tiny, little part.
The Daily Show host dedicated his opening monologue on Monday to recapping the Globes. Noah pointed out the diversity of the nominees and winners, plus he also spent some time poking fun at “Hidden Fences.” But, it was Streep and her stirring speech that got Trevor really going.
Initially, the South African-born host praised Meryl for “powerful” words calling Trump out for mocking a disabled reporter. But, soon Noah was chastising the Academy Award-winning actress for being “tone-deaf.” During her moment on stage, Meryl stated, “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if you kick ’em all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts … which are not the arts.” That’s when Trevor took issue. “I understand what Meryl Streep was trying to do, and I don’t know if I could have done better in that moment, but here’s the thing I feel like we could all learn as people: You don’t have to make your point by s–tting on someone else’s thing because a lot of people love football and the arts.”
Trevor went on to say he was even watching the NFL before the big show and often football and the arts go hand in hand. Check out the full video below and see why Trevor says you may have missed “the larger point.”