While multiple Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, viewed as a goddess by much of the Hollywood acting industry, ranted against the incoming Trump Administration at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, virtually everyone present genuflected at her feet.
But not everyone.
There were two notable exceptions, and their reaction to Streep’s jeremiad was captured in a photo that is priceless:
Gibson, of course, is famous (or infamous, if you’re a member of the Hollywood set) for being a conservative, as evidenced by making deeply religious movies such as The Passion of the Christ and Hacksaw Ridge, as well as his own outspoken views, including his opposition to abortion and gay marriage. In 1995, he called President Bill Clinton a “low-level opportunist.”
Vaughn is a serious libertarian, having supported Ron Paul; he headlined a Young Americans for Liberty conference at UCLA in 2015, saying, “I think the message of individual liberty and peace is contagious,” adding:
There is a challenge because you are up against such a system in place that kind of indoctrinates, if you will, that this is good and that is bad. lot of that to me is really laughable. If you can sit with someone individually and just point out how crazy some of these things are, right? . . . I feel bad for the kids who are going there, their parents are just kind of sending them there. But I think a lot of kids also will kind of wake up at some point and say, “This feels a little suffocating, some of these ideas feel like it’s really being jammed down my throat,” which is a good reason to kind of question it, right? Like, why is every week, you know, global warming week?
Ever wonder why Gibson and Streep haven’t been in a movie together?