“The Daily Show” isn’t known as a bastion of conservatism.
Yet on Monday night, Trevor Noah’s Golden Globes segment did not feature a glowing review of Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech.
Noah played the clip of Streep denouncing President-elect Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter and called the moment “powerful.”
The host then pivoted, and said that her speech was “really great,” but with one exception:
“Except for this one tiny part, where Meryl Streep, like her character in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins,’ was tone-deaf.”
Noah then played a clip of Streep saying:
“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.”
Noah took issue with the statement, arguing:
“I understand what Meryl Streep was trying to do, and I don’t know if I could have done better, but here’s the thing I feel like we could all learn as people. You don’t have to make your point by sh**ting on someone else’s thing, because a lot of people love football and the arts.”
The “Daily Show” host then concluded by saying that he found it “weird” that Hollywood celebrated its progressiveness but “ignored how much they reinforce negative stereotypes.”