But as Twitter user Erik Patterson points out, the clip of Streep actually comes from the July 27, 2009 episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. She was promoting her film Julie & Julia and she was actually talking about filming with a lion in the 1985 film Out of Africa.


You can fast forward to minute 6:12 where she talks about getting terrified working with a lion that had been off its leash.

As you can see from the clip, Streep isn’t making fun of anyone, aside from maybe herself for putting her hands up in shock that the lion, which had previously been on a leash, was now charging towards her.


People have tried to point out to Kayla Vas that the clip is out of context and doesn’t show Streep mocking a disabled person. But Vas doesn’t seem to care, calling anyone who questions it “brainwashed.”

Ok, cool, glad we got that sorted out.