As The Hollywood Reporter notes, several posters have gone up in Los Angeles that feature a photo of Weinstein and Streep with a Barbara Kruger-esque text strip proclaiming: "She knew" across Streep's face.
The posters have been spotted near Streep's home in Pasadena, as well as near the SAG-AFRA building and the 20th Century Fox lot.
As previously reported, Streep issued a lengthy statement following Rose McGowan's criticism of actresses' planned silent protest to wear black to the Golden Globes.
"It hurt to be attacked by Rose McGowan in banner headlines this weekend, but I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein's crimes, not in the '90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others," Streep said. "I wasn't deliberately silent. I didn't know. I don't tacitly approve of rape. I didn't know. I don't like young women being assaulted. I didn't know this was happening."
Twitter's reaction to the posters has been mixed, with some maintaining that Streep must have known about Weinstein's behaviour over previous decades, while others are criticizing the artistic statement for placing blame on Streep rather than Weinstein himself.
See a selection of responses to the posters below.
"Meryl Streep Targeted by Street Artists With "She Knew" Posters"— rebeca ✨ (@itsrxbxcx) December 19, 2017
I'm not a Meryl fan, especially after the "slave" T-shirt incident she laughed about, but this here is still true. Brad Pitt admitted he knew, so did Quentin Tarantino and many other men who have more power than any woman, even Meryl Streep https://t.co/GGnXjCvLx3— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) December 20, 2017
Would love to hear Barbara Kruger's thoughts on her work being referenced this way. https://t.co/1Y1PLH2kgO— Caitlin Keegan (@caitlin_keegan) December 20, 2017
I feel like Meryl Streep isn't the right person to blame here https://t.co/F34fg3TBPl— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) December 19, 2017
.....you could've started with Matt Damon. Or literally anyone else. https://t.co/7IemXEEN4W— ☃️happy sparksidays☃️ (@kyliesparks) December 20, 2017
Fuck Meryl Streep. Whether she knew or not she sure the hell knew about Roman Polanski, he drugged & raped a 13 year old girl. Streep gave him a standing ovation at the Oscars and in an interview said she was sad he was in jail. Really? Stupidity!— Jenna (@justicebedone00) December 17, 2017
So, Meryl Streep didn't know Harvey Weinstein was raping women? The same Meryl Streep who gleefully cheered on as Roman Polanski was honored? She also apparently doesn't like it when people publicly bash her...because she wouldn't know anything about publicly bashing anyone...— 🎄🇺🇸Candace🇺🇸🎅 (@TexGal4Life) December 19, 2017