What would the Golden Globes be without a little controversy, right?!
On Sunday night, The Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston received a ton of backlash and criticism following his acceptance speech for winning best actor in a miniseries or television film.
As we previously reported, Tom recalled meeting a group of Doctors Without Borders medics in Sudan while doing humanitarian work for the United Nations Children’s Fund. Apparently the group wanted to say “hello” to Hiddleston since they had binge watched The Night Manager “during the shelling the previous month.”
He said he was “immensely proud” to have entertained people who are out there making a difference.
While some people were impressed by the actor’s words, there were plenty of people who criticized him for having a “white savior” complex.
Take a look at some of the harsh AND supportive responses (below):
Tom Hiddleston, the white saviour no one asked for
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Soha (@salemnotoregon) January 9, 2017
Excellent job Tom Hiddleston, in your role as The White Saviour.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kate (@kate_unltd) January 9, 2017
I got the impression that he was saying how art can be anywhere and it can change lives & make a difference, not to advertise #TomHiddleston
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Emmaaaa (@EmmaDeese) January 9, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Fiona Sinclair (@MadamePanic) January 9, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Elisa Regonelli (@eliregonelli) January 9, 2017
TOM HIDDLESTON: Listen to my speech about Sudan
HIDDLESTON: ├óΓé¼┬ªand how it proves my TV show was good.
AUDIENCE: Oh no.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) January 9, 2017
That was a long story Tom Hiddleston told to pay himself a compliment. #GoldenGlobes
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) January 9, 2017
Let’s all just be glad Tom Hiddleston’s acting keeps Doctor Without Borders going.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Paige Ferrari (@paigeferrari) January 9, 2017
Despite all the controversy, Tom seemed nonplussed when commenting to TMZ about the situation, saying:
“We all just have to do the best that we can to help each other out.”
So, what do YOU think about the star’s speech? Vote (below)! to share your opinion!
[Image via WENN.]