Meryl Streep‘s publicized condemnation of president-elect Donald Trump at the 2017 Golden Globes sparked much discussion and debate. In her acceptance speech, Streep said: “The person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.” Streep was referring to a Trump rally in 2015 in which he mocked a New York Times reporter for a condition that crippled his joint movements.

After Streep’s denouncement, Meghan McCain, a Fox news co-host, criticized her by tweeting: “This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don’t start recognizing why and how — you will help him get re-elected.”

Billy Eichner, comedian best known for his TV show Billy On The Street, tweeted back: “Um she asked him not to make fun of disabled people and advocated for the freedom of the press and the arts you f–king moron.”



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The conversation only escalated from there, with McCain retorting, “calling Republicans like me “fucking morons” is a great way for Hollywood to bridge the cultural divide. Enjoy your bubble.”

Eichner didn’t back down, and quipped: “I rather live in a bubble than live with people who don’t feel a need to respect the disabled, freedom of speech & the arts!!” When McCain didn’t respond promptly, Eichner called out her father, Senator John McCain. Eichner tweeted: “Love being told I live in a bubble by the daughter of a millionaire politician who sometimes guest co-hosts Hoda and Kathie Lee.”


The dispute didn’t end there, with the two engaging in a few more heated exchanges. And considering the man they were arguing about, it should be no surprise that the conversation took a nasty turn.


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