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