Meryl Streep's DNC Scream: The Internet Has a Field Day
Meryl Streep gave an enthusiastic speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. But before the 67-year-old Oscar winner’s inspiration speech there was one moment that had the whole Internet talking.
As she approached the podium, Streep took a moment to absorb the applause coming in from the excited crowd at the Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. And then she let out a cheer of her own, shaking her fists in the air in praise of the nation’s first female presidential candidate.
It didn’t take long for the Internet to capture the moment on video and run with it.
Memes started popping on on Twitter, with users applying Streep’s energetic cheer to everyday joys. Here are some of their best:
Outside of her meme-able scream, Streep’s speech included many moving moments. She charted the course of women in history in the chat, including Deborah Sampson, Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart who accomplished historical firsts with “grit and grace.”
“What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace,” she began. “Hillary Clinton has taken some fire over 40 years of her fight for families and children. How does she do it? That’s what I want to know. Where does she get her grit and grace? Where do any of our female firsts, our path breakers, where do they find that strength?”
“These women share some common capacity of mindfulness of heart and a burning passion for their cause,” she continued. “They have forged new paths so that others can follow them Nearly 100 years after we got the vote, you people have made history. And you’re gonna make history again in November because Hillary Clinton will be our first woman president and she will be the first in a long line of women and men who serve with grit and grace. She’ll be the first but she won’t be the last.”