Actor Randy Quaid has performed in over 90 films and has been nominated for practically every film award under the sun.
After Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech about President-elect Donald Trump, Quaid penned an open letter to her on his Twitter account.
Although he “empathizes” with the actress’ feelings over the lost election, Quaid wasn’t willing to overlook the hypocrisy of her speech.
His letter called out the “bullying” that occurs within their own industry:
“You stated in your speech that ‘when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.’ You’ve got bullying galore going on right in front of you, but either you’re pointedly ignoring it or you just don’t have a clue.”
Streep recently performed in the film “Florence Foster Jenkins” with Hugh Grant, who, similar to Quaid, has had his own experience with “fake news” denigrating his character. Something Quaid claimed Streep knows nothing about:
“How nice it must be not to have a breath of fake negative press ever written about you, or lies manufactured against you by dishonest media attacking your character, your spouse, and your career.”
Then, he detailed how he has “bullied” by the very people she praised in her speech. Quaid wrote that he:
- had his home stolen by a Warner Bros exec who used a forged deed
- was falsely arrested to cover up for an exec’s crime
- had lucrative contracts cancelled over media lies and misrepresentations from “anonymous sources”
- had his passport illegally revoked by Hillary Clinton’s state department because the corrupt judicial system took payoffs from Time Warner
- was cast as a lead in a musical – then was falsely accused of character traits that actually belonged to the role he was playing
- woke up one day to read a fake news blog that accused his wife of groping 32 men on a film set
While Streep claimed to be a voice for those who are voiceless, Quaid wondered where she was when he was being attacked:
“When all of these things happened to me, no one in Hollywood, including you, came to my side. Forty years in the business and not one brave soul stepped forward to put in a good word affirming my professionalism and character.”
Unlike many people who praised her speech, the actor used his voice to call out the real reason he thinks the actress was upset. He said:
“The reason you are heartbroken is not because Hillary lost. She was always a lost cause. The reason you’re heartbroken is because you and many other celebrities who share your beliefs realized on November 8th that the corporate media agenda has failed you and you failed it.”
Quaid said the biggest shocker to Hollywood was that their voices don’t matter when their fans realize how big the country’s problems are. He wrote that the public wants “trust” and doesn’t like “being lied to by NBC and CNN, you or anybody else.”
He then described what artists should be celebrating:
“The good news is that the American people have finally found their voice concerning corporate agenda’s control and corruption of our news feeds and political results. As artists, that’s what we all should be celebrating.”
Quaid ended his letter with a suggestion as to how Streep can “fix her broken heart.” He concluded:
“Personally and professionally, I would be honored to work with you on any project to fix your broken heart through art, and perhaps you can help me to fix mine, and perhaps together we can entertain and fix America’s broken heart.”
Randy Quaid definitely seems to have find a way to make his voice heard.