Tom Hiddleston has apologised for his ‘white saviour’ Golden Globes acceptance speech
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Tom Hiddleston has apologised after his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes was accused of displaying white privilege.
The actor was picking up his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in The Night Manager when he launched into a story about meeting doctors in war-torn Sudan who had found solace in watching the show.
The internet reacted predictably to Hiddleston’s story:
Christian Slater's face listening to Tom Hiddleston's "people in South Sudan love me" speech should be on US currency. pic.twitter.com/8HbZScXbH2— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 9, 2017
The lack of interest in Tom Hiddleston's story about his show is my everything https://t.co/vsTHCK0WQK— Dave Lozo (@davelozo) January 9, 2017
However, Hiddleston apologised for his “inelegance” in a Facebook post on Monday evening, saying that his nerves had got the better of him.
Also picking up plaudits for The Night Manager was Hugh Laurie, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role as villain Richard Roper in the BBC drama.
See the full list of Golden Globe winners here.