What should have been a joyous moment for Tom Hiddleston has turned sour.
During his acceptance speech for winning Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Motion Picture for his role in "The Night Manager," Hiddleston recalled a trip he took to South Sudan with UNICEF. While attempting to bring attention to the civil war-ravaged nation he revealed he spoke with doctors and nurses with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) who told him they binge-watch his series.
Tom Hiddleston, winner of Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for 'The Night Manager,' poses in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
"The idea that I could, or that we could provide, some relief and entertainment for people who work for Unicef and Médecins Sans Frontières and The World Food Programme who are fixing the world in the places where it was broken made me immensely proud," he said.
Twitter users who were watching, however, felt Hiddleston's speech was nothing more than self-indulgent.
— Rœb (@Bob_Wilson2) January 9, 2017
"A quick story: I was in South Sudan and everyone said the ONLY thing they care about is my performance in Netflix's The Crown"
— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) 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
96% of Britons agree that Tom Hiddleston should have went with a simple "Thanks guys, sorry about the whole Taylor Swift thing."
— Stats Britain (@StatsBritain) January 9, 2017
Thank you to Tom Hiddleston and all actors who dare to perform in projects that are shown in some of the most dangerous parts of he world.
— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) January 9, 2017
— VzA (@ValerieComplex) January 9, 2017
Despite the online debate, Hiddleston isn't letting Twitter ruin his first-ever Golden Globe win. Following the award show the actor told TMZ he wasn't aware about the comments made online but that "we all have to do the best we can to help each other out.”