Tom Hiddleston Is Sorry for that “Unelegantly-Expressed” Golden Globes Speech

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Last night at the Golden Globes, Tom Hiddleston won the award for best actor in a limited series. His acceptance speech—where he discussed his charity work in South Sudan and how Doctors Without Border workers “binge-watched” his series, The Night Manager—came off as more self-indulgent to some viewers than it did awareness-raising.

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The criticism was prompt on social media, and so strong that Hiddleston himself went on Facebook this afternoon to apologize.

“I just wanted to say… I completely agree that my speech at the Golden Globes last night was inelegantly expressed,” he wrote. “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.”

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