Three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is no stranger to making headlines. But it's not always just in regards to her acting career. Remember that time President Trump called her "overrated" in a tweet because of her Golden Globes speech? Yeah, we're trying to forget that moment too.
But Streep now finds herself in the center of the news again, but this time as the target of a campaign that reads "She Knew." The posters suggest that Streep knew about the Harvey Weinstein allegations and despite that, continued working with him.
The posters began popping up this week in Los Angeles, including near where Streep lives.
Meryl Streep targeted by sinister poster campaign claiming 'she knew' about Harvey Weinstein https://t.co/NqrAZoWY2r https://t.co/bKNRkBBRPV— Yahoo Movies UK (@Yahoo Movies UK)1513771260.0
The posters are a rip off of the artist Barbara Kruger, an American conceptual artist and collagist.tweeted McGowan.
Streep pretty immediately responded in a very thorough statement.said. Streep further explained that she wasn't deliberately silent.
"I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.""I am truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe: a status quo that wants so badly to return to the bad old days, the old ways where women were used, abused and refused entry into the decision-making, top levels of the industry," Streep continued to say in her statement. Streep pointed out that Weinstein needed her much more than she needed him, and he needed her to not know about the accusations.
A lot of people don't agree with Streep coming under fire.It's also interesting to note that Streep is the person being targeted by the campaign, instead of someone like...say, Matt Damon, whose recent comments regarding sexual harassment are nothing short of ludicrous. Keep reading to find out what people think of the campaign...
As one Twitter user pointed out, "Women are not responsible for men's bad behavior. Men are."It's unclear who created the posters, though their intent is very obvious. They don't believe the statement Streep gave.
While plenty of people retweeted McGowan's tweet regarding Streep, not everyone agreed.
Meryl Streep targeted by posters claiming 'she knew' about Harvey Weinstein https://t.co/VNPgv4vBcz— Entertainment Weekly (@Entertainment Weekly)1513735928.0
But, again, it all comes down to the fact that the issue really isn't about Streep.
@THR Does anybody else find this extremely counterproductive and meant to create infighting and division so the hea… https://t.co/Gb3kI2fbji— Jeremiah Ortega (@Jeremiah Ortega)1513717762.0
Others believe we should be focusing all of our efforts into systematic change and accountability.
Let’s all focus on the people who harass and assault people and pushing for systemic change and accountability. Tha… https://t.co/J6qsG0ltKR— Melissa Silverstein (@Melissa Silverstein)1513720199.0
Whoever is behind the campaign clearly thinks that Streep is an enabler of Weinstein.
The problem with this shit is this: I dont know if Meryl knew or not, but why is she, a woman, the first target? Wh… https://t.co/QrFOSaeAfq— ingrid (@ingrid)1513718001.0