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7 Most Cringe-Inducing Moments Of The Golden Globes

The Golden Globes on Sunday night were the perfect illustration as to why President-elect Donald Trump won the election. A bunch of luxurious, out-of-touch elites used the occasion to rant about Trump and the Republicans, as if everyday Americans actually cared about what Hollywood leftists think. There were also some cringe-worthy gaffes that occurred.

Here are seven of the most cringe-inducing moments from the Golden Globes.

1. Meryl Streep’s speech. The speech Streep gave when she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award had leftists drooling, which meant that it was excruciatingly painful for the rest of America to watch.

Streep began by whining about “Hollywood, foreigners, and the press” as “the most vilified segments in American society right now,” not realizing that her speech is an example of why Hollywood and the press is being vilified. Additionally, the notion that foreigners are being vilified is simply fear-mongering.

It only got worse from there, as Streep then took a swipe at everyday Americans by pontificating about how without Hollywood “you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.” As Ben Shapiro noted, Streep vilified “a swath of the country that enjoys those two sports.”

Streep proceeded to criticize Trump for mocking a disabled reporter, and then added:

And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.

This brings me to the press. We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage.That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our constitution. So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press and all of us in our community to join me in supporting the committee to protect journalists. Because we’re going to need them going forward. And they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.

Ironically, Streep used her position to bully those who like football and MMA as well as those who voted for Trump. Streep’s also a hypocrite:

While leftists are still glowing over Streep’s speech, here is how the rest of America reacted:

2. The two “Hidden Fences” gaffes. NBC correspondent Jenna Bush Hague accidentally referred to the movie “Hidden Figures” as “Hidden Fences,” which led to this awkward moment:

During the event, Michael Keaton also mistakenly referred to the movie as “Hidden Fences.” On Monday, Hague gave an emotional apology for her cringeworthy gaffe.

3. Jimmy Fallon bent over backward to make anti-Trump jokes. Fallon has been criticized for being too soft on Trump when he played with Trump’s hair, so Fallon attempted to appease his leftist comrades by making a bunch of terrible anti-Trump jokes.

Via The Blaze:

“This is the Golden Globes: One of the few places left where America honors the popular vote,” Fallon said, before praising the Hollywood celebrities as “the best” in the entertainment industry.

Fallon compared Trump to King Joffrey, an evil, murderous character on “Game of Thrones.”

“The show has so many plot twists and shocking moments,” Fallon said of the television show. “A lot of people have wondered what it would have been like if King Joffrey had lived. Well, in 12 day we’re gonna find out.”

Finally, Fallon joked about the celebrities who have turned down offers to perform at Trump’s inauguration events next week.

“The film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ is nominated,” he said. “The character has been dubbed the world’s worst opera singer. And even she turned down performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration.”

Fallon’s teleprompter was also not working, and many wondered if it was part of his comedic act (it wasn’t).

Margaret Lyons of the New York Times also criticized Fallon’s performance as a host, calling him “a nuisance” and opining that his substance was “not funny.”

4. Hugh Laurie’s Republican-bashing speech. Attacking Trump and Republicans was a constant theme throughout the night, as Laurie joked that it would be “the last ever Golden Globes.”

“I don’t mean to be gloomy, it’s just that it has the words Hollywood, Foreign and Press in the title,” Laurie said, referencing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “I suppose to some Republicans even the word association is slightly sketchy.”

Laurie then declared, “I accept the award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere,” a clear snipe at Trump.

The arrogant actor was rightfully roasted on Twitter:

5. Emma Stone gave perhaps the worst hug of all time.

That is not how you’re supposed to hug someone.

6. Al Roker accidentally referred to Jessica Biel as Jessica Alba.

“I said ‘Alba’ before so we’re doing it again,” Roker said awkwardly as Biel’s husband, Justin Timberlake, looked incredibly amused.

7. John Legend’s name was misspelled as “John Ledgend.”

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