Tom Hiddleston won the Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Motion Picture at the Golden Globes on Sunday Night. It was most likely a very exciting moment for the actor, who won for his role in The Night Manager. Things started to go south for Hiddleston, though, during his acceptance speech. He used his time on stage to tell a story about some humanitarian work he did in South Sudan. While he obviously meant well, he received a ton of backlash for his comments. Some people who tuned into the awards show though his speech was a bit self congratulatory. It quickly became a Twitter moment, and not the good kind.
Hiddleston took to his official Facebook account on Monday to apologize for his speech. "I completely agree that my speech at the Golden Globes last night was inelegantly expressed," the actor wrote, explaining that "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, and World Food Program, and the children of South Sudan, who continue to find hope and joy in the most difficult conditions. I apologize that my nerves got the better of me."
Hopefully his statement helps him get past this tough moment and allows him to enjoy his Golden Globes win. Hiddleston's apology seemed quite sincere, so maybe the internet will back off a little bit after reading it.