In case you missed the Golden Globes on Sunday Night — or simply forgot everything you read on Twitter yesterday — the usually likable Tom Hiddleston shocked the world with his tone deaf acceptance speech upon winning an award for his role in The Night Manager.
While his speech began with an anecdote about his time doing charity work in south Sudan, it quickly devolved into self-involved "white savior" self-promotion.
The audience, clearly, was not impressed by his speech.
...And neither was Twitter.
"A quick story: I was in South Sudan and everyone said the ONLY thing they care about is my performance in Netflix's The Crown"— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) January 9, 2017
The post, which has received 86,000 reactions thus far, reads:
I just wanted to say… I completely agree that my speech at the Golden Globes last night was inelegantly expressed. 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. I apologise that my nerves got the better of me.
...Well, it seems like a sincere apology. But a well-written Facebook post may not undo the damage that's been done. We suppose the court of public opinion (aka Twitter) will decide.Source: distractify.com