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Everyone cringed at Tom Hiddleston’s uncomfortable tangent about South Sudan during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes

Like all of the other Globe winners, Hiddleston took to the stage to give an acceptance speech. He started out strong, calling the award for “The Night Manager” "lovely" and thanking his fellow cast and crew. And then… something happened. 

Syrian kids deserve a chance to feel the childish joy of running out of their houses at the sound of an ice cream truck and buying ice cream

Pakistani kids deserve the chance to go to an amusement park and feel the rush of the wind in their face as they try the biggest rollercoaster in the park

Afghan kids deserve a day to sleep in and wake up lazily to the warm glow of the sun and the sound of happy voices coming from downstairs

A young Iraqi girl deserves the chance to discover the amazing world of cake decorating and realize that she was born to decorate incredibly stunning cakes

A boy from Uganda deserves to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer because his whole family and all his neighbours always praise his beautiful voice

A little Somali girl deserves to know all the different art mediums that exist so she can explore her God given talents as an artist and mesmerize everyone with her work

A brown man enslaved in Kuwait deserves to wake up early and surprise his wife with breakfast in bed and to hold her in his arms

A little boy in North Korea deserves to feel the nervous excitement as he gets on a plane to fulfill his dream of traveling the world

A Palestinian girl deserves her chance to stun the world with her superior acting skills, a surefire Oscar winner if the world ever knew it

A Kashmiri boy deserves a chance to delve into the world of literature and be the greatest poet we ever knew

A Native girl in Canada deserves to find out she’s an amazing swimmer and fulfill her dream of one day competing in the Olympics

A Sudani boy deserves to feel the excitement of seeing a magic trick for the first time and then putting on his own little magic show for the neighborhood

An Egyptian girl deserves to find out she can make the best blueberry muffins you ever tasted and she opens her own bakery to discover she’s a talented businesswoman as well

A black boy in America deserves the chance to graduate from his dream law school and become the best humanitarian lawyer to practice

A Nigerian boy deserves the chance to wake up at dawn and go on a beach trip with his friends so they can catch the sunrise and stare in awe at the explosion of colours against the sky

A Yemeni girl deserves to feel the exhaustion after spending an entire day doing dares with her friends and she goes to sleep with a smile on her face

If they were born on this planet, they were meant to be here. Everyone deserves a chance at a life. They deserve to know peace.

The daily struggles of the children around the world should include arguing with their parents about not wearing a sweater because it’s not that cold out, not making sure they live to see another day.

Everyone deserves a chance at life.

Do what you can to save humanity. Change starts with you.

Wtf

You trying to tell me
— people cheered when Mel Gibson’s name was announced (short memory much?)
—people kept talking about “hidden fences” (whatever the fuck that is)
—Casey “assault-allegations” Affleck got the big acting award
—La La Land, with its ridiculous “magical negro John Legend teaches Ryan Gosling about jazzzzzz” plot, swept the awards

and my black ass is supposed to be mad Tom Hiddleston spoke about the crisis in Sudan and dedicated his award to aid workers? Whaaaaat?

Like, fuck, his speech wasn’t the best. Okay. But if I’m going to get mad about white (or straight, or cis, or able-bodied) saviourism at an award show, I’ve got bigger fish to fry than the dude who has been doing humanitarian work in Africa since before the Avengers. There’s a long list, booboos.

People doing too much.

Nubian Pyramids - Meroe, Sudan 

Over 255 pyramids, used as tombs for Kings and Queens, were built in the Nile Valley, around the year 300BCE. The best preserved of these pyramids are located in the former Kingdom of Meroe. While taking influence from the Egyptian Pyramids north of the Kingdom, the pyramids found in Meroe differ by featuring a steeper incline, and a narrower base. 

Treasure hunting excavations were held here in the 1800′s, with jewels and antiques from the pyramids now on display in museums in Berlin and Munich.