And this is why I left Tumblr.
People are really bitching because Tom Hiddleston won a Golden Globe over a POC. Not only that, but they’re blaming him for it! What was he supposed to do? Refuse it? Make a huge scene and decline the award to who Tumblr has deemed ‘the better actor’? I have NEVER in my life heard of such asinine bullshit! He won. He’s a good actor. Suck it up.
As for his speech, he mentioned his work with UNICEF and how some doctors came to him in South Sudan and told him that they spent a day binge watching his show, The Night Manager. He wasn’t trying to say 'oh haha I’m the shit and I’m the greatest thing ever’. He was saying how amazing it was that these people had seen his show, not only that, but binged it while they are doing some amazing work. Later on in the speech he changes 'I’ to 'we’, because he doesn’t want to take all of the credit for the award. He is a very humble and kind man. Was his speech worded a bit awkwardly? Yes. Was he probably nervous because this was his first major award? Yes. But I do recognize and understand how his wording could have been taken the wrong way. Some users on this website have simply twisted his words to mean that he said he’s the greatest thing ever, that he’s helping Africa singlehandedly, and blessing it with his whiteness.
This blue website exhausts me.