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Meryl Streep Slams Walt Disney for Sexist, Anti-Semitic Views

Streep calls Disney a "gender bigot"


Meryl Streep, who is set to appear in Disney’s (DIS) upcoming film Into the Woods, has slammed Walt Disney for his sexist and anti-Semitic views.

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Meryl Streep shared her problems with Disney while at the National Board of Review awards party in New York on Tuesday. During the event, Streep called Disney a “gender bigot.” She backed her claim up by quoting a letter from Disney’s company to a female animator. In the letter, the company told the woman that animating and the creative process was handled by young men at Disney, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Meryl Streep also went on to say that Disney held anti-Semitic views and that he was a supporter of an anti-Semitic lobby, the L.A. Times notes.

According to E!, Meryl Streep then went on to talk about the Disney film Saving Mr. Banks.

“When I saw the film, I could just imagine Walt Disney’s chagrin at having to cultivate P.L. Travers’ favor for the 20 years that it took to secure the rights to her work,” Streep said. “It must have killed him to encounter a woman, an equally disdainful and superior creature, a person dismissive of his own considerable gifts and prodigious output and imagination.”

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