After Meryl Streep wore a t-shirt that read "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave" while promoting her film Suffragette in October, she was criticized for promoting a message that was regarded as tone-deaf by many, and it seems the Hollywood legend is at it again thanks to a statement she made at the Berlin Film Festival. At a press conference on Thursday, Meryl - who serves on the festival's jury - was questioned by The Hollywood Reporter as to why the jury is all white. "This jury is evidence that at least women are included," she responded. "In fact, we [women] dominate this jury. That's an unusual situation in bodies of people that make decisions."
Later on, the AP reports that when an Egyptian reporter asked the actress about whether or not she understood movies from North Africa and the Arab world, she said, "I've played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures," and that, "There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all, we're all from Africa originally. Berliners, we're all Africans, really."
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