BOOM! Denzel Washington SHUTS DOWN Meryl Streep and Hollywood Elite
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BOOM! Denzel Washington SHUTS DOWN Meryl Streep and Hollywood Elite

Hollywood’s elite just got together to pat themselves and the back and scold the rest of American for electing Donald Trump. But legendary actor Denzel Washington had a harsh dose of reality for his more entitled colleagues.

People like Meryl Streep and Jimmy Fallon like to see themselves as the pinnacle of our society. But Washington said they’re wrong. It’s average Americans who make America great.

The same average Americans who voted for Donald Trump because they are sick and tired of the elitist attitude of people like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, etc.

At a roundtable discussion with other actors, Washington told his Hollywood colleagues to get off their high horses.

“…people say: ‘Oh, the difficulty of making a movie.’ I’m like, listen, send your son to Iraq–that’s difficult. It’s just a movie. It’s like, relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense.”

Rather than seeing themselves as entitled to tell the rest of American what to do, Washington said fellow actors should be on their knees thanking Americans for the chance to do what they do.

“Making a movie is a luxury,” he stressed. “It’s an opportunity, and most importantly, it’s a gift. Obviously, everybody here is talented enough to do that, but don’t get it twisted. It’s just a movie. It ain’t that big a deal.”

Finally, some truth from Hollywood.

Source: Conservativepost

159 Comments

159 Comments

  1. Pamela

    January 10, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Great speech, so true, but I don’t hear thIs as anything that speaks for President Elect Trump or AMERICA
    He loves OBUMMER

  2. Nick

    January 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    True patriot!!!!!!!!

  3. Wendy Laramore

    January 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    You tell’em Denzel. We did not elect Trump to be a pope. These are tough times. We need a tough president. Trump Won!!!!

    • Joyce long

      January 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Very smart man . Know where his priority is . GOD BLESS

    • Shirley

      January 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Thank You Denzel for being brave enough to stand up to the elite of Hollywood!

    • Gayla

      January 10, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      What? When did he say anything about Trump? Did you even watch the video?

    • Notaliberal Buttrumpisafuckup

      January 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Yeah! That tough president who acts like a baby on twitter anytime someone insults him or disagrees with him. SO TOUGH!

    • Dot Milner

      January 10, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      Amen to that ! You’ve got it right, Denzel !

    • phil battison

      January 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Shame on you, congratulations to The Kremlin

    • Rhonda

      January 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Denzel said that weeks before the Golden Globes Awards. I am a Conservative but this is propagandist type news. If the so called Conservative news lies, what right do we have to point fingers at the Liberals.

  4. Gerry Box

    January 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Denzel Washington has always had his feet firmly planted in the truth and he’s also a patriot. I watched “Pelican Brieff” a few nights ago and he is brilliant. It’s nice to see an intelligent black man who did not for obummer’s drivel and pop.

    • Notaliberal Buttrumpisafuckup

      January 10, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      All he did was say that being a soldier is harder than being a movie star. Which, no shit, anyone would agree with that.

      Denzel has always been a firm democrat. But, I know how facts bother the shit out of you people.

    • JK Hovis

      January 11, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      leave out the descriptor “black” and just call him an Intelligent Man and I am behind your comment all the way

    • phil battison

      January 11, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Idiot. Denzel supports Obama and slatet the misleading of the US people who elected the Trump, Russia must be delighted at their success

    • Bob Hansen

      January 12, 2017 at 4:24 am

      Do you not realize that Denzel is a democrat and he not only supported both times Obama ran for president but he even donated a large amount to Obama’s campaigns?

  5. A.Perreault

    January 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you Denzel., but, if you were in the audience at the golden globes, you should’ve stood up, walked over to the stage and totally contrast Streep’s pompous rant on Trump. Only then would you have an impact with true Americans. You and many others allowed Streep to get away with hatred rants for Trump-same as Kopernick, Beyonce, Megyn Kelley and many other celebs.

  6. Jim

    January 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Read the bottom. Conservative fighter does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information.

  7. Meccadawnn

    January 10, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    This article reminds me of another article where it was reported that Denzel was supporting Donald Trump in the presidential election….all LIES!

  8. Lori Jordan

    January 10, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    So start making it great !!!! People

    • C Melder

      January 12, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, Democrat.

      So, he had a very good message back then, unfortunately, too many folks have not been asking what they can do and then doing it, they mostly want to know what the government is going to do for them, and what they can have.

      So, now is the time … get up, get moving, get to work, get constructive, get to loving your neighbors, get to laughing, get to living, get to loving life, and guess what, we’ll soon be making it great to live in the U.S.A. again!

  9. Marianne

    January 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I didn’t hear any endorsement in Denzel’s comments about politics, which I love, because I want to be entertained or emotionally moved, cry, laugh and get angry at the movies. Actors get paid to bring this out and if they do, they succeed. Leave politics in Washington, D.C… Thank you Denzel for making me want to go to the movies.

  10. Ms Nasty

    January 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Really? He didn’t say a word about Trump. All he said was that making a movie is a luxury and cannot be equated to the jobs that average Americans do. Oh, and letter of fact, the MAJORITY of the average Americans actually voted for Clinton. And until the President elect learns to shut up and stop throwing temper tantrums every time he is criticized, the majority of this country will continue to belittle him. Just the way you all belittled Obama for the color of his skin and Clinton for being a woman. Take your oompa loompa, orange haired toddler and get busy leading or get the hell out of my country!

  11. Gayla

    January 10, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I’m confused how this “Shuts down Meryl Streep” … what he said is common sense, nothing political whatsoever. Some people see actors as more than human. They work just like us, of course they make more money… but they’re just one bad movie away from doing commercials too. I love ❤️ love ❤️ love ❤️ Denzel Washington to the core, the title to this is so off base from what he was trying to convey. And it was filmed in December 2016 (airdate January 20th) … so no one who’s on the show was shutting down anyone. They were speaking about their past, the jobs they had before becoming an actor. Just regular people trying to survive.

  12. katelynn

    January 10, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Withholding a child from his mother is not making america great

  13. barbara

    January 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I have always loved that man.I’m happy about what he said! A man in Hollywood who doesn’t think he’s better than everyone else!!!!! I will see your movies! I always have.

  14. Maria

    January 10, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    What a stupid post. This has nothing to do w/what Streep said. Talk about taking things out of context.

  15. JoanBoyer

    January 10, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    What he said is so true!!! Meryl Streep and Jimmy Fallon were preaching to the choir which anyone can do; it doesn’t take guts. I don’t like either one of them but I was disappointed in what they said on national television. They have everything; let them go into the inner cities and say this. Booooo!

  16. Roger parent

    January 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Streep did not say anything about Trump’s political ideas – only his mocking of another human being who had physical disabilities. If that is what you want a President to show and do, what human decency do you expect from others !

    Washington has the right to say what he said but he is not a spokesman for the average person either.

  17. Patricia

    January 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Right On Mr. Washington. I love you more and more Sir. I guess Meryl Streep doesnt know what its like to stress about bills,clothes,food and safety of our Children. I feel we finally have a strong President and not a Puppet we’ve had for the past several years. All we can do as Americans is be Strong and Positive. I won’t go on and on now so you have a great day and your in my prayers

  18. nick bergamotto

    January 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Love this guy he has class . Are you paying attention Meryl .

  19. Cheryl richardson

    January 10, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I thought you would not agree with what Maryl had said .I voted for Mr. Trump I cannot believe how people can disrespect a person that is going to be our President. Thank you ..

  20. Vicki Peck

    January 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I believe I am safe in saying that Denzel is in the minority in Hollywood. I would not doubt that many a liberal will come after him. Please keep him in out prayers that he will remain true to his beliefs, and that the Lord will send a brother to lift him up and support him if and when he needs this. He is not only a good actor, but appears to be a fine man.

    • Victoria Cook

      January 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Denzel is a honest and true American.His life is private and he protect’s his family. Always protect’s his children. There is nothing made up about what he does not make dirty movies or any Fuck you words like other Black or White I GUESS THEY THUNK IT MAKES THEM GREAT BUT TO ME THEIR MOVIES ARE NOT FOR FAMILY’S TO WATCH. HE IS A DECENT MAN AND I’M SURE HE PICKS HIS MOVIES WITH CHILDREN IN MIND.i WATCH HIS MOVIES OVER AND OVER.Bless you Denzel. I SEE THE ONES THAT SAID THEY WOULD MOVE OUT IF TRUMP WON DIDN’T THEY ARE STILL HERE.IT WAS JUST HOT AIR SO DON;T STAND TO CLOSE TO THEM GAS EXPLODES FROM MOUTHS THAT DON’T KNOW WHAT MORE TO SAY. GO GET THEM DEBZEL. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WE LOVE YOU.

    • phil battison

      January 11, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      He is a liberal, god bless him. His interview today talked of media lies and fake news that mislead the people in the election. congrats to The Kremlin your puppet is in the white house

    • Jeanne Golden

      January 12, 2017 at 2:16 am

      He is my hero a great actor and family man . Also speaks of his faith without hesitation

    • gmbdaly

      January 12, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Absolutely. He is one of Hollywood’s finest.

  21. DARLENE

    January 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    OUTSTANDING ,,,,,,,,,YOU NAILED WHAT EVERY ONE IS THINKING………………GOD BLESS YOU ,,,,,YOU A MAN TO BE LOOKED UP TO AND JUST PLAIN REMAKABLE,HUMAN BEING………..THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINION………..VERY MUCH APPRECIATED…..

  22. Steve Miller

    January 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    No one stood up at the time. They are all weak. Talking after the fact or just giving a look is not enough. Not one person stood up and said anything. None of them have balls. They should of interrupted her during her lies. They all had a chance and did nothing. All Fake.

  23. A

    January 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    A few things that were ignored:

    1) “Send your son to Iraq – that’s difficult”, yeah, he never sent his son to Iraq.
    2) He said “I take what talent I’ve been given seriously”… then why’d he basically call what he does a joke?
    3) Here’s your “BOOM!” – Denzel SUPPORTED OBAMA in 2008.

    It’s all right there on his wikipedia.

  24. Scott

    January 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Nice quote by Denzel, but it has nothing to do with Trump or Streep…

  25. RROB

    January 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Denzel, one of my favorite actors and not because of this article. But hats my friend, you cut right to the chase.

  26. Cathy

    January 10, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t understand, they panned around to the audience after Meryl’s speech and he was clapping like he agreed with her. What’s the deal?

  27. Dalai Lama

    January 10, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I like Denzel, but as for other Celebs that imitate other real people, not themselves, and are chameleons of other peoples lives, & have no grasp on reality, who have no concept of having their own thoughts, or opinions, but act out and sing out other peoples emotions and experiences, I don’t want to here what you are saying unless you are reading a movie script.

  28. Tyler

    January 10, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    These comments of his – while relevant – were made weeks ago and were not in any way a direct response to Meryl Streep’s speech. Please don’t distort stuff for clicks.

  29. BlackContractor

    January 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Hilarious! This was not a rebuttal. Denzel met in a roundtable of actors months ago and expressed his opinion on acting. More fake news for people with no ability to think for themselves.

  30. Patricia Buatti

    January 10, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    You tell ’em Denzel. My son has been in the Army for just over 15 years. 97% of his time in he has been deployed to either Iraq & mostly Afghanistan. As a mom of a much deployed soldier I thank you for recognizing what my son & so many like him her serve our great nation.

  31. Sal

    January 10, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    All celebrities should be on their knees thanking God and our military for our “freedom” because without them celebrities will be making Muslim movies!

  32. dominique petroskey

    January 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    What makes Meryl Streep any less a citizen? Doesn’t the 2nd amendment apply to her as well? If we start saying who we should or shouldn’t listen to we are all doomed.

    • dominique petroskey

      January 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Woops! First Amendment!

  33. Ginny

    January 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Yup just keeps proving why I love this man and keep buying every movie he is ever in! He is such a beautiful humanitarian.

  34. Timothy Lumley

    January 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Years ago Marlin Brando pulled the same crap that Meryl Streep just pulled last night! Using the stage for Political Means during a totally different event!
    Actors and Actresses are people who basically don’t know who they are or what they stand for! Becoming other people in movies is a easy hiding place and a great way to make way too much money!
    They are not only out of touch with real people they are lost in a world of make believe and don’t know how to help anyone in the real world. Meryl Streep pulled a cheap trick on America and needs to travel to Chicago with our outgoing Muslim President and interview the (4) Black Monsters that just tortured a disabled White (18) year old male mentioning Donald Trump! Stop the Violence Meryl Streep with your petty hate!

  35. Phil

    January 10, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Tired of the elites? Trump is the epitomy of elite!

  36. Mary Ann Bensch

    January 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    God will take care of you Denzel . This is what it means for one of Hollywoods best to show people there are good people there. You can attend their movies. Streep was SO bad the way she talked about a great man trying to put this country back where it belongs.
    She did not know or want to know the reason of the video she showed. Did she have Trumps permission to do this?? Is it legal to do this to someone without their permission??Your nasty ways with you buddy is going to start ending. That is why they voted for Trump, to put some honor back in this country. So glad that our
    security will be there for the protection of our people.
    God Bless to all of you!!

    • Bryan

      January 11, 2017 at 2:31 am

      It got nothing to do with Trump. It got to do with average American of what they did and what they are doing to keep this “boat” from sinking.

  37. mary poppins

    January 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Denzel Washington has always supported Democratic candidates, but won’t sink so low as to bash Republicans. Also, he never went after, or attacked Meryl Streep, or anyone else, personally, in his remarks. You guys are trying too hard to see what’s not there 😉 Cheers!

  38. Patti Creek

    January 10, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Woohoo! Denzel, you’ve got that right! Thank you for standing upvto those people who seem to have forgotten it’s our hard earned dollars that we spend to go watch their movies that helped get them their stardom. Denzel, you rock!

  39. Mic Lawler

    January 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Streep , Fallon and their ilk should be embarrassed by their ignorance but they’re to arrogant and insulated to perceive their clueless stupidity let alone be embarrassed by it

  40. Marilynn Michau

    January 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    thank you Mr Washington – that is refreshing to hear someone tell the truth

  41. Denzel

    January 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Errr except for the fact that that interview was aired at the start of December one month before Streep stood up. Questionable journalism at its best.

  42. mary poppins

    January 10, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Mary Ann Bensch: President-Elect Trump doesn’t need to give anyone permission who wants to criticize him, just as President Obama didn’t. In this country anyone has the right to criticize their president. And you have to get used to the fact, that Trump will be criticized by his haters no less than Obama was by his. So buckle up, girl, and don’t be such a cry baby 😉 Cheers!

  43. joyce marion

    January 10, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you Mr. Washington for telling your fellow actors they have it MADE.

    • Patricia

      January 10, 2017 at 11:57 pm

      You are a humble man. Thanks for posting. Your movies are the best.

  44. alvin

    January 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you Mr. Washington,You have been the only one on tv that I’ve payed to watch and that was before this story came out.Great western you just made keep up the great work hope you make another western soon.You’re such A great actor.So glad you speak your mind.

  45. J Abernathy

    January 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you, Mr. Washington, for speaking for those of us who share your feelings. I don’t know why people with a talent for acting think of themselves as so very special. I have a talent for music which I share every week with my church. Do I have the right or even the obligation to tell others how to think? No, I do not. We all have talents. Actors are no different from the rest of us except, perhaps, for having an out of control ego.

  46. Robin

    January 10, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    You sir,are a class act. You know what is important and what is not. My respect for you has always and will be very high. Thank you for using your position as a famous actor to show humility.

  47. Lily from Philly

    January 10, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Hey author and editor, you’re as inaccurate about this article as your grammar and spelling errors! Get off YOUR high horse, sit back and wait for the “I told you so’s” when they come your way after trump ruins this country!

  48. Janet Schmidt

    January 10, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you Denzel. You are one of a few in Hollywood that tell the truth. The rest sre liberal evil actors that think they can tell the rest of us what to do and who to vote for. You ate a very honest Christian man.

  49. LMuseus

    January 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Nowhere in the video above did Washington say anything about Streep and her remarks at the GG. This video was taped before the GG and the entire video will be on HBO on 1/15. Of course, he’s saying making a movie isn’t dangerous like being a soldier in Iraq. But, how does that relate to anything Streep said? It doesn’t. She has a right to her opinion and a right to get on her soapbox and say it. And, I think she was quite respectful – she didn’t call Trump a derogatory name, unlike what Trump has called many women.

  50. Cindy

    January 10, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Who do celebrities think they are telling us who to vote for? They are so obnoxious!

  51. GREGORY REYNOLDS

    January 10, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Denzel made those comments well before the Golden Globe awards. Interesting though how you tried to use it to push a narrative that he didn’t support her comments. Seems like you major in pushing Fake News!!!

  52. Matt

    January 10, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Except he didn’t actually say anything that contradicted Streep’s statements. In fact, they seemed to agree with each other.

  53. Fred Harden III

    January 10, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Unlike Donald Trump whom I staunchly support, I respectfully believe that along with millions of other Americans/fans that Meryl Streep is a very good actress…probably one of the very best. But I also conversely believe that her venting/spewing political philosophy/ideology diatribes at a Golden Globes Awards Ceremony was/is inappropriate.

    Fred Harden III AKA “GreyHairandGreyMatter”

  54. DJ Homeless

    January 10, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I never heard Streep say acting was more important than military service and protecting democracy. She did say Trump sucks though.

  55. Jace Morgan

    January 10, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    You fucking sheep will believe anything. A simple Google search proves this is fake, morons.

  56. JEFFERY GILBERT

    January 11, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I know how tough that was to swim against the tide, There many other actors that feel the same as you but don’t have the heart you have, they are afraid of what will become of their career so they stay in the back ground. Thank you Denzel for your candor.

  57. Jon

    January 11, 2017 at 12:17 am

    I’m not sure that this article is legit. The reference to this article was a Roundtable discussion that was done in December. Not the day after the Golden Globes. So I don’t think that this is legit news and I think it’s fake… so please don’t spread fake news. Hoping you Tom the time to watch the snippet but he makes no reference to Meryl Streep.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/director-roundtable-mel-gibson-denzel-washington-4-more-paralyzing-fears-cast-crew-complain

  58. JD

    January 11, 2017 at 12:24 am

    I knew I liked him for a reason, and a good one. He is a good American! Some of these better than you are NOT. They need to remember just who put them in the spot light. Sure was not the other better than thou’s,,,the AMERICAN PEOPLE who VOTED in a man that see what the American People Want and need. Not this B.S. that we have gotten for the last 8 miserable years. SO they need to get over it. OH!! Maybe if WE stop looking and buying their trash then maybe they won’t be so high and mighty.

  59. Steve Childers

    January 11, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Danzel Washington I would like to thank you for what you just said,I had giving up on Hollywood for the most part.I know that there are a few actors and actresses that have some sense but for the most part lately most have shown they haven’t.It just seems that these actors and actresses have forgotten just who it is that has raised them to the status of superstars.It wasn’t these congressmen and women and it wasn’t the senators and it wasn’t the Hillary Clintons or the Obama’s.It was the average working class person that spent their hard earned money to go see a movie they made,It was the average person that voted for Trump that made these actors and actresses superstars and made them think that they were above the average person,But without the average person that they just trashed on national TV for voting for Trump they wouldn’t have that superstar status and the same average person that gave them that status can take that status away.They seem to forget that when they get up on stage and make fools out of them selves like Fallon and Streep did at the Golden Globes.It’s ahamed they used that to push their political views on people that just wanted to see awards show,and enjoy a night in front of the TV,Instead we had to listen to the stupid political crap from a few,that should have just kept their mouths shut.

    • Chgo Muprh

      January 11, 2017 at 12:29 am

      DENZEL, YOU JUST MAKE SURE THEY REMEMBER THE NIGHT THEY MESSED WITH DENZEL!!
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    • Deborah Coulter

      January 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      When I heard her, I was instantly over it. Click. She has always been one of my favorite actresses, but that put a stop to that!

    • phil battison

      January 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      He was much more critical of the campaign of media lies and fake news that got Trump elected so I hope you applaud him for that too. Meanwhile heartfelt congratulations to Russia for electing their puppet as President of the USA

    • Priscilla Kish

      January 11, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      way to go Denzel, you said it right !
      Who cares what Meryl and Jimmy think !
      My opinion is just as good as they think theirs is!
      America needs Donald Trump to Be GREAT AGAIN !!!!
      Thank you GOD for helping him to WIN !!!!!
      Love you, Denzel for having the courage to stand up
      for what is right ! You are most wonderful for that !
      I will never go to see a movie with Meryl Streep, ever again !
      this was not the time or place to knock our President elect,
      should have not been allowed !!!!

  60. Patti

    January 11, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Amen and I’m about to boycott some of these snobs movies and music…

  61. Martha grimes

    January 11, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I love ya baby boy. You told it straight up.Hollywood stars really think that when we stand and applaud them that we are applauding their brains.We admire their acting not their IQ. You are the exception.

  62. Phil

    January 11, 2017 at 1:15 am

    You people are so deluded where in this whole clip did he once mention trump or Meryl Streep?

  63. Donald King

    January 11, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Denzel Washington is a class act. Always has been and always will be. Just my opinion.

  64. gail

    January 11, 2017 at 1:24 am

    The lesson learned is next year don’t waste your precious time on the Globes show. Blah blah blah. Like making millions isn’t enuf gratification for Meryl. She doesn’t know the difference between movie clip editing and reality.

  65. Bruce Morrison

    January 11, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Not only is Denzel Washington a SUPERB actor, he is one DAMN FINE MAN ! Just a year or so ago, he was visiting a military base ~ I think it was an Army base near New Orleans or somewhere in Louisiana,that had built several expensive , large well-equipped housing for U.S. vets and medical care for “wounded warriors” He was very impressed, and asked how much cost to build another one. Some huge cost was quoted to him, and he stopped, pulled out his check-book, immediately wrote a check for the entire cost and handed it over without a word ! I can not say enough about this wonderful man with a heart of GOLD ! This was NEVER mentioned in the mainstream news media ! I have nothing but the highest esteem and admiration for this great American, Mr. Denzel Washington ! God bless you sir !

  66. Sonya Gregory

    January 11, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Congratulations Mr Washington. You are 1 in a million. I’ve always liked you & your movies, now I love you. You are a very rare breed these days, not because your black, but because you have morals, integrity, a heart & soul, you have substance, you care about people, you are honest & you say it as it is. You deserve to be respected by everyone, black & white, because you are a very smart & educated man …If you ever want to move to Australia & take up politics, you’ll definately get my vote…You on your own would do a better job than all of our polititions put together…well done & well said.ony

  67. Lena

    January 11, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Many applauded Meryl.Jimmy is loved. It took courage to step out and use their stage for something more than a pedestal and an instrument of praise ofor admiration for their craft. They spoke the truth. The truth often hurts.It’s not about who won the presidency. Its about common human decency. Its about respect. Respect for others and self. Its about being responsible for your words. Words uttered reflects the heart. Look at all the crazies that have come out of the wood work. Out of the closets. Out of the dark.They say & do whatever and hurt whoever. They don’the take responsibility. The camouflage is off. If Denzel cannot see that, then he is shallow, self centered, egostical and not worthy of any applause. As an African American should be ashamed of himself.

  68. Roz Callahan

    January 11, 2017 at 3:23 am

    It was her award and her chance to speak about her very deep convictions. Everyone, including rich actors are entitled to
    call out bullying! Bravo, Meryl, surely you can not be overrated!

  69. Travon

    January 11, 2017 at 3:24 am

    This interview is old and has nothing to do with Sunday’s events. You should be ashamed of yourself. STFU

  70. Wren

    January 11, 2017 at 3:38 am

    You all know that Denzel Washington supported Hillary Clinton, he had a Home party and raised $1.3 million to reelect Hillary Clinton.

  71. Angel

    January 11, 2017 at 3:46 am

    This man is a good man. He has always had his values in order, and I don’t believe there is anyone anywhere who will ever change that. Denzel Washington is so very talented that I am surprised he is not a role model for other young people. I guess he’s not loud or violent enough in his private life … I admire you, Mr. Washington, and I am so proud of you!

  72. LDL

    January 11, 2017 at 4:04 am

    You are and will always remain a class act. Thank you for speaking the truth, Your truth, Our truth. Bless you!

  73. Carlito234

    January 11, 2017 at 4:06 am

    I don’t see ANYTHING in this article that indicates Denzel criticized Meryl, in any way. Wishful Conservative thinking. The truth is Denzel continues to be an Obama supporter to this very day.

  74. linda chapman

    January 11, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Denzel is a true American!

  75. Robin

    January 11, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Love Denzel and Morgan Freeman, they tell it like it is! You rock, Denzel!

  76. Ramona Kearney

    January 11, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Thank you Denzel Washington.

  77. Carole Pitman

    January 11, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Thank you Denzel. You are a breath of fresh air among the smug and self righteous Hollywood actors who think their opinions are superior to those of ordinary Americans who voted for Mr. Trump.

  78. Jack

    January 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Looks like I will be watching more of his movies!

  79. Eric

    January 11, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Hey Meryl.. in Football, you don’t get 47 “takes” to get a first down!

  80. John Jamison

    January 11, 2017 at 6:54 am

    You misinterpreted what happened. Denzel didn’t say that in response to Meryl Streep. He said that weeks prior.

  81. M.E. Davidson

    January 11, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I don’t see this as just a conservative point of view. There are plenty of working class average American people who agree with Mr. Washington (about Hollywood and some peoples feelings of entitlement) who did not vote for Trump. Bernie Sanders spoke out for working people and the people backed him up. Nope, I am not a Democrat. I was one for a few months. When the DNC screwed Bernie they lost me forever. Nope, I am not a Republican. I am an Independent American voter and I vote my conscience regardless of the party affiliation. I agree that it is time for people to stop trashing each other over the past election and start working toward the future by raising up good, honest, compassionate and responsible people to take action at all levels of government. Let’s stop arguing and start educating everyone about the fundamentals of government and the responsibilities of being an American. We are all in this country together. Wasn’t it Benjamin Franklin who said something about “We must all hang together or we will surely hang separately” ?

  82. Michelle

    January 11, 2017 at 7:35 am

    RESPECT, Mr Washington!!! God Bless you, sir, for having the courage to speak the truth!!!!!

  83. Barbara

    January 11, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Julia Stiles is still alive. Dont put pictures on articles that aren’t relevant.

  84. Colleen H

    January 11, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Always liked him in his movies and in his personal life. He is a very smart man I hope Hollywood listens to him!!!!

  85. michael carter

    January 11, 2017 at 11:37 am

    THANK YOU DENZEL FOR BEING THE KINDA GUY I EXPECTED. I’VE BEEN A HUGE FAN SINCE DAY ONE AND YOU NEVER DISAPPOINT. IT SEEMS YOUR OFF SCREEN PERSONA IS AS GREAT AS YOUR ON SCREEN. AGAIN THANK YOU.

  86. Celia O'Connell

    January 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    You have shone a light in the darkness of Hollywood’s self aggrandizing BS! Where there is light there is hope! Thank you!!

  87. Kookie

    January 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    He”s right. It’s only a movie. No danger involved. And most of the time no talent needed. Getting paid millions for retending. Our Military put their lives on the line and get paid diddly squat. And if injured can’t even get cared for. So give your money to the Veterans instead of some stupid movie.

  88. curso renato alves reclame aqui

    January 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Uma leitura rápida, veloz, trepar força a se sustentar focado no que
    está vendo, não dá brechas para distrações.

  89. David Gardner

    January 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I must disagree with Denzel on this point as an artist. Art is more important than what he has suggested in his comment. “It’s just a movie. It ain’t that big a deal.” It is more than entertainment. It actually IS a big deal.
    Look at movies like To kill a Mockingbird, Philadelphia, Metropolis, The Battle of Algiers,
    2001: A space odyssey, Roots. All had a strong effect on how society looked at itself. Not all movies do this, but this certainly is a very important part of why people make movies. It isn’t of course just movies. The graphic arts like Picasso’s “Guernica”, Musicians like Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”, photography like “The Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange.
    Art allows us to explain, to criticise, to analyse and to understand our society. A society which doesn’t think about itself is a dead society.

    I tried to stay away from politics in this comment, but art is what I do. And I feel very strongly that art is a powerful force of change in this world, and I feel that this is being forgotten.

  90. Vicki

    January 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Always been fan of Denzel but not any more. What Meryl Streep said what needed to be said.

  91. Ella lain

    January 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    THANK YOU Denzel.

  92. Teresa

    January 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Conservative fighters.com this video clip is a months old interview with DW and he is NOT responding to streep or telling the elite to get off their high horses.. While it is an awesome msg from a GREAT MAN.. U are evil lying thieves to pervert this to fit your own agenda.. U are not journalists and what u have done here is nothing more than I HATE ppl like u.. U r EXCREMENT !!

  93. Lilly

    January 11, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Doesn’t sound like he said anything to Meryl Streep. What he said had nothing to do with her speech. Like it or not, celebrities have a voice, she used hers to exercise her free speech. So it’s okay for trump to say and do anything, but not okay for people to stand up to him for his hypocrisy?

  94. Bob

    January 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    He is right. The average working person puts up with a lot of stress on their job for a lot less money and very few, if any,perks. Could say a lot more but the working person understands what I am saying.

  95. David

    January 11, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    You people do realize that more ‘average Americans’ voted for the other guy right? If you want to respect what the ‘average American’ wants, then listen to everyone and do what MORE Americans want. Treat everyone equally. Don’t punish or bully those who’s views oppose yours. Why is Meryl Streep under fire? because she spoke out against bullying? Without even naming Trump? What does it say about Trump if she can talk about him bullying others without naming him and yet we all know who she’s talking about?

  96. Tim Nash

    January 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Universally hated library’s chiming in. I agree with everything Mr. Washington said, I would just like to clarify his comments were not in response to nor in anyway related to Meryl Streep comments at the Gokden Globes. I don’t even understand how this connection was made.

  97. Richard

    January 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Maybe Denzel should consider getting involved in running for office. Ronald Regan did it. The African American community and our country could use some folks with their feet on the ground and he could be a great example.

  98. Duane Perry

    January 11, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    This implies that he is responding to Streep’s comments. This tape was from a month ago, before her comments. You can argue that this was not the proper time for political comment but she has the right. If you believe in something you should speak out. If I say something, I am lucky if two people listen. When she speaks, millions hear what she says.

  99. Dennis Reid

    January 11, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    You’re right Danzel it’s no big deal the movies are only entertainment for “the people” that’s all if they don’t entertain us the actors suffer it’s as simple as that but somehow “Hollywood” has turned it into they are the direction of the world. They are not, the people want to forget, laugh, cry, and enjoy themselves every once and awhile. Then the movie ends and they go back to doing what they do to make the world what it is. That’s all it is, really.

  100. Denzel

    January 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Can you please ccite the date Denzel said this ?
    It was weeks before Meryl Streeps speech and would actually make zero sense in response to her. You call yourselves journalists?
    Amateurs

  101. Deborah Coulter

    January 11, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I love Denzel, he is so RIGHT ON! His humble heart resonates with me. What doesn’t is this article, conservativefighters.com. The video posted to YouTube a month ago. The truth speaks for itself. If you want people to read your articles, you must be trusted. This is unethical reporting, and you’re blowing it.

  102. Tc

    January 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Whoa…round table discussion happened way before Streeps speech. No shutting down haha! Spin much? I agree with Denzel’s points. Streep called for more empathy, Denzel would agree with her.

  103. Wanda Frost

    January 11, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Right On!

  104. mzaz

    January 11, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Go get her Denzel. All the “CELEBRITIES” are noting more then script readers. Phonies who can’t be themselves. PLAY ACTORS. BOYCOTT these liberal idiots movies. That’ll show them we are the ones that who matters. NOT THEM

  105. phil battison

    January 11, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    He also slagged off Trump and the media lies that got him elected. Funny you don’t put that in your article which kind of makes his point about fake news all the more real

  106. Brandon

    January 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Whoever wrote this article seriously needs to go back to school and learn proper grammar…

  107. Jana J. Monji

    January 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    This article seems to be reaching. At the Golden Globes, Streep did address privilege. She said: “Once when I was standing around on the set one day, whining about something, you know, we were going to work through supper or the long hours or whatever, Tommy Lee Jones said to me, ‘Isn’t it such a privilege, Meryl, just to be an actor?’”

    The full text of Streep’s speech is readily available. It doesn’t seem that Washington was directly addressing Streep nor the main thrust of her short speech.

  108. Rita KS

    January 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    He must have ESP because this interview with him was in August of 2016 and Meryl’s speech was last week!

  109. Theresa Ballard

    January 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t believe Denzel Washington said these things (printed parts of article). If he did I certainly have a not-so-good opinion of him.

  110. Jess

    January 11, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Bullshit. Denzel didn’t shut down Streep. He actually said the exact same thing Streep said!

    Denzel Washington: “Making a movie is a luxury. It’s an opportunity, and most importantly, it’s a gift.”

    Meryl Streep: “Once when I was standing around on the set one day whining about something, we were going to work through supper, or the long hours or whatever, Tommy Lee Jones said to me, isn’t it such a privilege, Meryl, just to be an actor. Yeah, it is. And we have to remind each other of the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy.”

  111. KissMy Arse

    January 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    You’re retarded for adding Obama in the mix, you got it right with Hillary though. And Trump is just an orangutan that can talk!!!

  112. Bob Hansen

    January 11, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    You realize that he made this comment back in December in an interview that had nothing to do with Meryl Streep or even politics.

    You took something completely out of context and made a false article out of it.

    This quote was taken from a video of a “Director Roundtable” published by the Hollywood Reporter on 14 December 2016. Washington was asked about his worst job and said that before becoming an actor, he had been a garbage man and a postal worker. The actor went on to declare that he was aware that making movies was a luxury and that other people had much more difficult professions.

    Here is the link to the ACTUAL interview: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/director-roundtable-mel-gibson-denzel-washington-4-more-paralyzing-fears-cast-crew-complain

  113. Jessica

    January 11, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    How in the fuck is condemning a person for mocking a disabled man considered elitist behavior? Really? That is all she remarked about and she didn’t even name him. Get over it assholes. This country is super fucked. You trump supporters are just too damned stupid to recognize problems before they kill you.

  114. Cheryl Newell

    January 11, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you Mr. Washington. You understand. Hollywood comes to me by my invitation only. Over the last 10 years, I invite them into my home and life less and less. I don’t need many of these people anymore. And, by the way, you are welcome in my life anytime, Sir.

  115. RHonda Williams

    January 12, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Denzel said this week’s before the Golden Globes Awards. The so called conservative news site is using sound bites to create srories. I am a conservative but I can not support fake, propaganda news. You seem like the Liberal news that you hate.

  116. Stephanie Wilcox

    January 12, 2017 at 1:06 am

    • Bob Hansen

      January 12, 2017 at 4:23 am

      Thank you!!! I can’t believe people just take something at face value.

      It doesn’t even make sense because Denzel has always been a democrat and he helped raised funds for both Obama campaigns.

    • Shoffie

      January 12, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Snopes is not a reliable source they were busted by a real news channel OANN.

    • GG

      January 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Snopes is about as reliable as wet toilet paper. Where do you think snopes gets their info? Yeah, it’s not like the dictionary, folks.

    • Marge

      January 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Personally, I would not base my opinion on False or True from Snopes. That is one site I avoid!

    • Ria

      January 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Yes, you’re right! When I noticed there were no quotation marks around the statement, I knew he didn’t say it.

  117. Scott

    January 12, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Awesome, That is why I still watch his movies. I wouild also like to hear what Mel Gibson had to say as well. He has also had ALOT of great movies. I think people like Denzel & Mel are the reason Hollyweird has not gone the way of the dodo.

  118. Vikki Stevenson

    January 12, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Washington’s comment was neither about politics nor Meryl Streep, and he made it nearly a month before Streep’s controversial Golden Globes speech.
    http://www.snopes.com/denzel-washington-meryl-streep/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

  119. Jelina S Ross

    January 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Thank you for speaking out Ilove you as my brother in Jesus Christ I always though of you as down to earth! Do think you’ll ever run for the Presidency? I think you would be a good one too in Jesus name amen love you

  120. Jeremy

    January 12, 2017 at 5:05 am

    This is a totally fake news story. The video clip is from a Hollywood Reporter program that aired more than a month before the Golden Globes. You people need to learn what’s real news and fake news. Sad.

  121. Joette

    January 12, 2017 at 5:14 am

    You are right Denzel Washington!! God Bless!! ✨

  122. GOPACKGO

    January 12, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Nowhere does he say he voted for Trump. If we are talking people being on high horses Trump lives there! He toots his own horn so many times a day and is a narcissistic bully. Hollywood people look like angels compared to him!

  123. Jerry Medlin

    January 12, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Mr. Washington is one of the MOST intelligent and sensible people that I think I have ever seen. I can appreciate his talent and abilities as a movie star, BUT, his standing as a Human Being is TOTALLY AWESOME! THANK YOU Mr. WASHINGTON for making AMERICA A BETTER PLACE FOR US ALL.

  124. gmbdaly

    January 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Hoorah, YAY, thank you Denzel Washington, a true American and amazing Actor. I hope you win for “FENCES.” I’m from near your hometown. I also disagree with Meryl Streep about diverse people, there are actually less than .05% of diversity in Hollywood. Hollywood is riddled with white, liberal elitists who control everything from political stories to casting and pretty much control puppets’ destinies regardless of talent, dedication and comment. Also, I don’t mean to be a skeptic but amidst the whirlwind of all forms of media articles and comments about Meryl Streep’s speech, all the out of touch supporters like Maddona, Streisand, etc., there are more questions than answers regarding Streep’s unfactual accusation of America’s presidential elect bullying Serge Kovaleski, a disabled reporter. Did Serge Kovaleski ever accuse Trump of bullying him? I remind everyone that Serge is a very intelligent, fully competent human being and man enough to speak up and write for himself. Do you honestly think the pity and patronizing based solely on Streep’s opinion was the right thing to do during the 2017 Golden Globe Awards venue. Isn’t what Streep did more of a Stalinist approach and communist? I mean 5 minutes on national TV patronizing a bright, talented journalist who happens to also be a disabled man, is desperate, pathetic and crazy. Just what was she thinking?

  125. Marge

    January 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Finally an intelligent Entertainer. Thank you Sir for your Honesty and Courage! Hollywood could use more like you. God Bless!

  126. Ria

    January 12, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    BAM! #dropsthemic

  127. RDT

    January 12, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks to him for a realistic opinion. We want Hollywood to entertain us (Dance, Monkey, Dance), and not push their agendas down our throats. At this time, Hollywood reminds me of the old McCarthy years…..”sing for Trump’s inauguration and you may not work again”.

  128. Nora Bernabe

    January 13, 2017 at 3:11 am

    GOD BLESS YOU DENZEL, THANK YOU WE LOVE YOU. WE THANK GOD FOR YOU WHO BLESSES US AND ENTERTAIN US FOR THE SAKE OF JOY. PRAYING THERE’S MORE ACTORS/ACTRESSES WITH HUMILITY AND INTEGRITY LIKE YOU.

  129. Scott

    January 16, 2017 at 2:14 am

    I actually boycott any of the Hollywood elites who think their opinions matter. It would be great to have a weekly boycott of all movies with actors who feel they speak for everyone. Oh wait I already do that except it is a yearly boycott! I do the same with musicians.

  130. Derek Hughey

    February 2, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Denzel is a stand-up guy, but what’s with these garbage ads on this site?

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