Dana White Calls Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech ‘Uppity’
Dana White did not agree with Meryl Streep’s comments during her Golden Globes speech that everyone has been talking about.
“Saying something stupid like that,” White said about Streep’s comments “is like saying that she’s not a talented actress. Which she is, she’s a very talented actress.”
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While she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award Sunday night, Streep spent most of her time onstage griping about President-elect Donald Trump. The 67-year-old actress also took a shot at football and mixed martial arts fans.
Streep listed a number of actors and actresses in the audience who were born and raised in countries other than the United States and commented on just how devastatingly boring America would be without them. (SLIDESHOW: The Best Looks From The Golden Globes Red Carpet)
“So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick ’em all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts which are not the arts,” Streep said to the audience.
That particular comment didn’t sit so well with UFC President Dana White.
“The last thing in the world I expect is an uppity, 80-year-old lady to be in our demographic and love mixed martial arts,” White told TMZ.
“And listen, everybody is into whatever they’re into. I’m not a big fan of golf–doesn’t mean people should stop watching it,” White said. “If you don’t like it, change the channel.”
As far as whether or not mixed martial arts, the UFC president said “of course it’s an art.” The fighters “are so talented” and “train their whole lives to become the best in the world, and the people who get into the UFC are the elite of the elite.”
White also pointed out that the UFC, like Hollywood, is extremely diverse and consists of many foreigners. “We have fighters from all over the world,” he said. “We do fights in tons of foreign countries. She’s not educated about the sport and it was a completely uneducated comment.”