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Meryl Streep Slammed for Telling Reporters 'We're All Africans'

Meryl Streep Slammed for Telling Reporters 'We're All Africans'

Meryl Streep and her fellow jury members, including Clive Owen, pose for photos at a press conference at the 2016 Berlinale International Film Festival on Thursday (February 11) in Berlin, Germany.

The 66-year-old actress is under fire for what she said when asked how she felt about being on an all-white jury.

“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 is ahead of the game,” Meryl said. She was then asked by an Egyptian reporter about whether she would be able to judge films from other regions.

“I’ve played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures. 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,” Meryl continued.

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  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    This is true. So many stupid people.

    Or you think God made us from dirt?

  • smooshy

    I don’t think god made us at all. native American Indians are African?

  • smooshy

    I don’t think god made us at all. native American Indians are African?

  • plez

    Oh boy the need to push back on what scientists have proven is really scary. Whether it’s vaccines, climate or the finding of where humanity was found, people with no NO education in those subjects dismiss like it’s a discussion of which Kardasian will pose nude next.

  • ivvie

    She’s right, so sad how dumb people really are.

  • ivvie

    We didn’t ask for your opinion so shhh.

  • smooshy

    “we”? speak for yourself and then STFU

  • Cruizin1960

    Yes. If you listen to the scientists, they believe that human life originated on the African continent…ergo, we are all Africans.

  • smooshy

    ergo, BS

  • ivvie

    Uneducated people like you only know how to curse.

  • Ariana

    But Beyonce can promote hatred for whites and its okay to call them ‘albino alligators’?
    Please, Meryl is right. Humans are all from Africa.

  • millerz

    She’s absolutely right but everyones going to want to make this about race and blah blah blah

  • smooshy

    is that a fact? you don’t even know me and yet you think you do. How sad for you, little troll.

  • Aoedele

    The racist are going wild because in their small minds what Meryl said meant they’re all black. We are all Africans because the first human fossil was found in Africa, the dawn of civilization, per scientist, started in Africa.

  • xica

    That happened thousands of years ago. Not denying we’re all human and one but it’s not very applying

  • Wendy

    She didn’t say “we’re all black”……that’s totally different. She said “we’re all Africans”…which is the TRUTH. Humanity originated on the continent of Africa.

  • jh7058622

    Nothing she said was wrong. To black people this is not a decisive statement. And to white people this is not time to throw hate at a woman who is speaking truth about our lineage. You are no better than any race we are all originated from the same ancestors.

  • Samm Lacroix

    Why is this controversial? It’s scientific belief and theory. She specifically said “originally”. Crack a book ppl…for Christ’s sake

  • xyz

    LOL. Do u hear urself?

  • xyz

    its sad u are dumber

  • xyz

    And u believe everything official because? Idiot

  • xyz

    Ha!

  • xyz

    More PC BS. Im sure Meryl is talking about her own family.

  • xyz

    She is talking Bs because its trendy to jump a certain wagon these Orwellian days.

  • xyz

    OK. And pigs fly too.

  • Wendy

    What does that even mean? It’s been proven…..

  • the question

    It’s not always about blacks.Putting slanted eyes on white people turns my stomach.

  • ivvie

    Go back to school.

  • Samm Lacroix

    Huh?

  • Gina

    Yes Meryl, but you are a “pale” African and you receive all the benefits that come from being such LOL.

  • Dee

    Might have been asia…

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    HOMO SAPIENS came from place in North Africa. Small place.
    Do you think American Indians not sapiens? They left Africa, go to Asia and then to North America and invaded two Americas continents. Anthropology is interesting science.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Come on. He asked a question.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Beyonce is white.

  • Aoedele

    Ugh. Do you know how to read and write? Obviously not.

  • William Joseph Fields

    Aoedele. Don’t pay any mind. Many people have degraded their senses for so long, they might as well get benefits from Ingsoc.

  • Aoedele

    What is that supposed to mean?

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