Meryl Streep’s speech condemning President-elect Donald Trump for perceived bullying tactics and intolerance didn’t go over well with at least two of the stars in the gilded Golden Globes audience on Sunday night.
Mel Gibson, known to be conservative, and Vince Vaughn, who is a libertarian, death glared throughout Streep’s speech – with Vaughn demonstrating the ability to not blink for an uncomfortably long period of time.
Gibson looked confused, frowning and touching his chin, as Meryl took Donald Trump to task for mocking a disabled reporter, bullying, and inciting disrespect and violence.
Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn did not have the look of love on their faces during Meryl’s speech
Mel seemed unhappy and perplexed while perhaps Vince was in character for an upcoming movie about a serial killer or Mafioso?
While the rest of the gilded audience cheered Meryl’s speech, Mel and Vince took the opposite tack
Twitter users noticed that the pair’s stony faces stood in stark contrast to the enraptured audience surrounding them.
Posting a video of the duo, Andrew Autio wrote on Twitter: ‘ The reactions of the night award goes to Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn.’
While La Dene Mayville posted: ‘ Vince’s hardened stare, his eyes, are worth a 1K words!! Priceless!’
‘The anger on Vince Vaughn’s face is the funniest thing he’s done in ages,’ joked a man named Austin.
‘Gotta love Vince Vaughn & Mel Gibson! Both are American patriots!’ said Pam Enns.
Others thought the priceless looks were amusing.
VINCE VAUGHN’S LIBERTARIAN VIEWS
Actor Vince Vaughn is rarely vocal about politics but in an interview in 2015, he described himself as a libertarian saying he liked the principles of forming a government built around the law.
Three years earlier, he publicly endorsed Republican Ron Paul in his bid to earn the presidential nomination, which Mitt Romney later won.
He once appeared on stage with Paul, but rarely talks about politics, saying he doesn’t want to be seen as a political activist.
Vaughn has spoken out against gun control and in 2015 insisted guns should be allowed in US schools – saying that banning them is like banishing forks ‘to stop making people fat’.
However, he does appear to be a supporter of same-sex marriage after he was once quoted as saying that ‘Let people decide for themselves who they can marry.’
‘Vince Vaughn has the look I had as an angry child when I was forced to watch Little House on the Prairie with my grandparents,’ quipped Jason DeWall.
In an explosive six-minute speech on Sunday night, Streep did not hold back as she went after Trump for mocking disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski in November of 2015 during a campaign rally.
‘That instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same,’ said Streep in front of a audience packed full of Hollywood A-listers.
‘Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.’
Trump responded to Streep’s comments on Monday by taking aim at the actress on Twitter, writing: ‘Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.’
Streep, 67, is a three-time Academy Award winner who has been nominated for a record 19 Oscars and a record 30 Golden Globes during a career that has spanned five decades.
The actress is also widely considered to be the greatest living actor by both members of the public and those in the industry.