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Here's Why This Woman Wasn't Clapping During Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech

As people around her clapped and cheered, one woman in the Golden Globes audience appeared unmoved — but "the truth is I had tears coming to my eyes."

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A clip of Meryl Streep's speech on Sunday at the Golden Globes showed the audience clapping and cheering — except for one woman in green.

Can't stop watching this lady having NONE of Meryl Streep. 😂😂😂 #GoldenGlobes

A GIF of the woman's reaction was retweeted thousands of times Monday and drew attention from some who had been critical of Streep for describing Donald Trump as a bully.

"There are many Conservatives in Hollywood. They need to start taking a stand!!! Many angry faces in audience during Meryl's pathetic rant," one response said.

"The truth is I had tears coming to my eyes as I watched Meryl's speech, which I thought was courageous and inspiring," Waxman told BuzzFeed News.

"Sadly, I apparently have a significant 'resting bitch face,'" Waxman added.

"As a human being and not only as a journalist, I thought her speech was moving, and brave."

Streep's powerful speech called on Hollywood to stand together against disrespect and violence, and she criticized Trump for mocking a disabled reporter.

Trump, in response, said he had never imitated the reporter — in spite of video evidence to the contrary. He called Streep, who has the most Golden Globes wins of any actor as well as three Oscars, "over-rated."

Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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