Meryl Streep Fired From Major Project for Lying About Trump-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Ron Howard has fired actress Meryl Streep from a major project after she lied about Donald Trump at the Golden Globes.

The Truth:

Meryl Streep has not been fired from a major project for lying about Donald Trump during her acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes.

The reports that Ron Howard fired Meryl Streep from a “Happy Days” reboot that was supposedly going to make her millions of dollars because of her comments about Trump started with a report appearing at TheLastLineofDefense.org, a website that self-identifies as “satirical.”

The post, which appeared under the headline, “Breaking: Meryl Streep Just Got Fired from a Major Project for Lying About Trump,” begins:

After saying 6 minutes of mean things about Donald Trump without ever once using his name, humiliating him in front of a crowd of Hollywood elites and millions watching around the world, Meryl Streep got word From Ron Howard that she was no longer being cast as an older, wiser version of Mrs. C in a reboot of Happy Days that was to make her millions.

Streep was to team up with Otis Winslow of “Family Matters” so Happy Days could be written into this century, with multi-racial families, gender identity and the gays playing a role in the plotlines. Ron Howard was to take on the role of Richie Cunningham once again, and other original actors include the guys who play Potsie and Malph, a cameo by Henry Winkler while Jon Voight plays Fonzie and an attractive guy who isn’t worth less than the chick from Charles In Charge plays Chachi, who now loves a guy named Jeff. Scot Baio had to be ejected from auditions when he found out he didn’t get the part.

Now the project is on hold as the other person cast perfectly for the role was Florence Henderson, who passed away recently, but producers are hoping to fill the gap with Deborah from Everybody Loves Raymond.

But TheLastLineofDefense.org admits in its “About” section that the site is prone to reporting misinformation and “facts that don’t necessarily exist,” so the source of rumors about Meryl Streep being fired from a major project isn’t trustworthy:

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Meryl Streep didn’t mention Donald Trump by name in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, but it’s clear that she was talking about Trump:

And if the source of the report about Meryl Streep being fired from a major project for her comments weren’t enough to prove that the rumor is fake, Ron Howard, the director who reportedly fired Streep for her comments about Trump, has been a vocal supporter of her comments on Twitter:

 

So, reports that Meryl Streep was fired from a major project for lying about Trump are false — but there is at least a shred of truth. Garry Marshall, the late creator of “Happy Days,” said in June 2016 that a reboot of the show as “very possible.” Streep was not named as a potential actress.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Meryl Streep Fired
A fake news website reported Meryl Streep was fired from a major project for lying about Donald Trump.