In a blog published to the Huffington Post Thursday called “Setting The Record Straight From Berlin,” Streep reiterated that her quote was taken out of context.
“The lede was buried in the story of the Berlin festival, the largest in the world. These stories of people from China, Somalia, Mali, Sudan, and Tunisia—testaments to the impact, importance and diversity of global cinema—have been smothered in the U.S. by the volume of attention given to five words of mine at an opening press conference, which is too bad.”
“I was not minimizing difference,” the post continues, “but emphasizing the invisible connection empathy enables, a thing so central to the fact of being human, and what art can do: convey another person’s experience.”
Do you think her explanation is sufficient?