On Sunday, Tom Hiddleston accepted the Golden Globe for his work on The Night Manager, and delivered a well-intentioned speech that came off as self-congratulatory and out of touch at best.
The actor’s speech about the show, which deals with international arms dealing, attempted to call attention to the civil war in South Sudan by recounting his recent trip to the African country. While there, Hiddleston met a group of doctors and nurses in Doctors Without Borders who said they had binge-watched The Night Manager during the previous month’s shelling.
The actor’s comments sparked an outrage on the internet (because, the internet), and baffled the likes of Christian Slater. And because the internet is a cut throat place and because Hiddleston is probably still feeling really, really awful about it, the actor felt compelled to release a statement on Facebook to clear the air:
Cheer up, Hiddleston. If Jenna Bush Hager can be forgiven, so can you.