Usually, when someone of privilege visits a war-torn country, they come back with stories of how humbled and affected they were by the experience. Tom Hiddleston took a different approach during his acceptance speech for The Night Manager during Sunday night’s 2017 Golden Globes.
He delivered a tone-deaf monologue about how proud he was that the humanitarians and doctors from Médecins Sans Frontières (in his impeccable French accent) were entertained by his AMC mini-series. He painted himself as the real hero in South Sudan, bravely acting his heart out for provide relief from the bombing and food crisis occurring there.
After witnessing the blank faces of actors in the audience at the Golden Globes (shout out to Christian Slater’s gif-worthy reaction), as well as internet backlash, Hiddleston posted an apology on Facebook for his Actors Without Filters gaff:
“In truth, I was very nervous, and my words just came out wrong. Sincerely, my only intention was to salute the incredible bravery and courage of the men and women who work so tirelessly for UNICEF UK, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and World Food Programme, and the children of South Sudan, who continue to find hope and joy in the most difficult conditions.”
Maybe next time, just stick with “Thanks,” Tom.
[Via Elite Daily]