The actress managed to insult even two sports during her attack on the President.
“So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts,” Streep said.
Top names in the world of MMA didn’t like this at all. It ended up with Smash Global announcing that they will host a pre-Oscar MMA Fight Gala on Feb. 23. The event will be enriched with a cocktail reception and a four course dinner. It’s all about the benefits for the anti-bullying organizations. The guests will have the honor to sit around fight cage in the Taglyan Complex on Vine Street in Hollywood.
Founder Steve “Hulk Smash” Orosco explained his reasons for organizing this event right before the Oscars. He’s doing this “to celebrate the artists who have influenced uncountable lives, in almost every country in the world.”
“What child did not want to take up karate after watching Enter the Dragon? Or learn how to kick-box after watching Blood Sport?” Orosco asked. “From Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme, to icons like Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Chow Yun Fat, Steven Seagal, Tony Jaa, Scott Adkins, Jason Statham, Michael Jai White, Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan and so many more, our night is to celebrate in a raw, unfiltered fashion, the outstanding films, filmmakers and artists who have successfully fought their way to the prize ring of the Academy Awards.”
“When I’m in that cage there are so many elements at play; the artistry of my movement, the anticipation of my opponents actions, and the performance for the spectators,” he noted. “Like Meryl Streep said, we let you [the audience] feel what we do. The passion, the intensity, the loss, the fear and (hopefully) the triumph. The entire human emotional scale is at play.”
What do you think about this event? Will Streep like this?