British actor Tom Hiddleston paid tribute to aid workers in South Sudan in his speech at the Golden Globe awards ceremony


British actor Tom Hiddleston paid tribute to aid workers in South Sudan in his speech at the Golden Globe awards ceremony last night in California.

Hiddleston won Best Actor in a TV Drama for his part in the series Night Manager, which focusses on arms dealing.

He recounted a visit to South Sudan as a Unicef ambassador in which he met aid workers who told him that they had binge-watched the show as a distraction while they were holed up in their compound as fighting raged:

His comments have however divided opinion. Some praised him for mentioning South Sudan in his speech:

Impressed by using his speech to say something that felt real about .

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While others accused him of purveying “white saviour” mentality:

“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”

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Excellent job Tom Hiddleston, in your role as The White Saviour.

Kate

kate_unltd

Excellent job Tom Hiddleston, in your role as The White Saviour.

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