Meryl Streep has been raising eyebrows for decades. She's notorious for being both outspoken and a bit unusual. Combine those traits and you end up with a woman who finds unique solutions to unique problems.
Her most recent solution to a strange problem? Trademarking her own name.
People immediately cried foul and bashed her Hollywood ego:
Don't she have enough money? Well, what is wrong with someone else making some money. I understand that she worked hard all of her life, but, she is secure. Let it go. Don't seem selfish at the end. No, Not Meryl Streep.— Vickie Williams (@msvictoria52) January 29, 2018
But it turns out there's a weird situation driving the seemingly weird move.
It’s because on Spotify (and probably iTunes as well) there are some tracks under her name that are definitely not her singing. Idk who would be idiotic enough to use her name in the first place but at least it won’t happen again.— Eva ❄️ (@theuke1) January 29, 2018
People on iTunes were using her name. This isn't due to ego— Reject Trumpism! (@theyoooooshow) January 29, 2018
Sure, some of Meryl Streep's art has made its way to places like Spotify and iTunes, but the impersonators are kind of ruining it for everyone.
But this person is using Meryl's art in a way we're sure she'd approve of.
Made the mistake of giving my sister my Spotify password and she keeps remotely changing the track to Meryl Streep singing Mamma Mia songs— Mhairi (@_mjsf_) January 10, 2017