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Hiddleston Apologises for Much-Criticised Golden Globes Speech

The British star has expressed his regret over how his much-criticised award acceptance speech was “inelegantly expressed”…

Poor Tom Hiddleston – he’s not had the best year. After the media storm surrounding his well-publicised relationship and subsequent break-up with a certain pop star, his Golden Globe win was seemingly sure to put a smile back on his face.

But alas, Tom’s rambling and eventually self-congratulatory anecdote about how aid workers in the South Sudan had survived nights of shelling by binge-watching his toned buttocks in The Night Manager infuriated much of the Twittersphere, who called the speech “cringe-worthy”, “embarrassing” and a glaring example of privilege.

Tom has since taken to Facebook to apologise for the way his speech was seen by the vast majority of people around the world.

“I just wanted to say… I completely agree that my speech at the Golden Globes last night was inelegantly expressed,” Hiddleston wrote. “In truth, I was very nervous, and my words just came out wrong. Sincerely, my only intention was to salute the incredible bravery and courage of the men and women who work so tirelessly for UNICEF UK, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and World Food Programme, and the children of South Sudan, who continue to find hope and joy in the most difficult conditions.”

Let’s hope the rest of 2017 goes a bit better for Tom, who’s about to star in the newest re-boot of the King Kong franchise, Skull Island.

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