Meryl Streep J. Lo React To Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Speech: Epic Meryl Streep Jennifer Lopez Reaction To Arquette’s Call For Equality (Watch)

February 23, 2015 | By TheSpreadit More

Meryl Streep, J. Lo react to Patricia Arquette’s politically-tainted speech at the 2015 Oscars, the awesome moment goes viral.

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Meryl Streep and J. Lo react to Patricia Arquette’s speech at the 2015 Academy Awards and the moment is grabbing headlines. Arquette was long seen as the favorite in the Best Supporting Actress category at this year’s ceremony and just like it was predicted, she won the Oscar for portraying a single mother named Olivia Evans, who is raising two teenagers in Richard Linklater‘s groundbreaking coming-of-age drama film Boyhood.

Arquette made the best of her moment in the spotlight and her speech that focused on equal pay for equal work, became one of the highlights of the 2015 Oscars. The 46-year-old actress said:

“To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

The audience loved the speech, but three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez, who were seated next to each other, stole the show. They jumped out of their seats, waved and yelled as the Medium actress was talking. At some point, it seemed that the two ladies were listening to a sermon and felt a perfect symbiosis with what was being said.

The internet could not miss their reaction, it was turned into memes and GIFs right away. Lopez was a presenter at the ceremony and Streep was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her work in the movie Into the Woods. Streep also introduced the “In Memoriam” montage of the evening. All of this will forever be overshadowed by their reaction to Patricia Arquette’s speech.

Arquette’s comments also got seized on by the political world. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman, took to Twitter to show some support.

The Labor Department also backed Arquette’s speech on social media.

Patricia Arquette is in some trouble for remarks she made to the press room after winning her Oscar. She told reporters:

“So the truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are applied that really do affect women. And it’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now.”

You can watch the controversial comments at 2:25 below.

Arquette does a lot of charity work, she has been helping Haiti get back on its feet following the devastating 2010 earthquake. She donated to Democratic presidential candidates, Barack Obama in 2008 and John Kerry in 2004. The actress’ call for equality was a success in some corners, but Meryl Streep and J. Lo’s priceless reaction was a hit everywhere.

What are your thoughts on Patricia Arquette’s speech?


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  1. Duchess of Dowton says:

    Would Ms. Arquette, Ms. Streep and Ms. Lopez like to “distribute their wealth” equally then? Arquette received ten million dollars for her role. Two months work. Does this mean she thinks I should receive ten million for my last two months’ work? I guarantee I worked harder than she did.


    Then she, Streep and Lopez need to shut their liberal hypocrite gobs!

    • A Buffalonian says:

      I think in so many words she meant that woman should be paid equally to their counterparts in the field that they are in. If you are a Science Teacher then you should get paid as much as a male Science Teacher…A female doctor should get paid as much as a male doctor of the same field and specialty. And if you are female actress then you should be able to get paid as much as a mail actor. To imply that you worked harder than her is unfair since you never walked nor will you ever walk a mile in her shoes and don’t know what she has been through to get where she is.

    • sharon travis says:

      I TOTALLY agree with her comments; as a woman in the work force since 1960 I can attest to the difficulty and the battles fought every day by women like me JUST to be viewed as equal to (let alone sometimes more skilled and better educated than) any man. Why are we still lagging so far behind in simply getting equal pay for equal work and certainly equal education and skill level? I cannot believe we are still having to raise the issue….way to go Ms. Arquette and thank you!

      • Penny Fuentes says:

        She is whining about actresses, I can guaranty she is not thinking about you, Yet you work, most likely, a heck of a lot harder than she.

    • sharon travis says:

      uh, hello…her comments did not confuse me at all…she was referring to EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL work….not that a gardener should be paid what a film actress is paid.

  2. Stayathomemom says:

    English is my second language yet I understood what Ms. Arquette said. Duchess of Downton you are so off topic here.Exactly, what A Buffalonian says…gotta read that one lady.

  3. Penny Fuentes says:

    These women fail to realize they make astronomical amounts of money for literally doing nothing. Salaries are usually, for actors, given in response to popular demand. Who, but a few people have ever heard of arquette? Meryl streep is good, but does the same old thing over and over again, as for lopez, give me a break…

  4. bamiller says:

    Well said, Ms. Arquette. However, the 89th Academy Award’s stage is hardly the forum to present YOUR political views or anyone else’s for that matter! A humble ‘thank you for recognizing my talent’ would have been more than sufficient. So go out now and arm yourself for ‘women’s suffrage’! Honestly.

  5. Patsylou2 says:

    She spent ten years making the movie for which she won the Best Actress Award……

  6. denise says:

    I agree of course women should make equal but lets get real like arquette or streep (whom I love) need more money or god for bid she got mil instead of 13 a man might get give me a break

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