Tom Hiddleston sorry for Golden Globes speech, says it 'just came out wrong'
Tom Hiddleston has apologised for his Golden Globes acceptance speech in which he said he was proud that his show could provide "relief and entertainment" for humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan.
Hiddleston won a Globe on Sunday for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for his performance in the BBC drama, The Night Manager, which is about the illegal arms trade.
On stage, the Brit described a visit to South Sudan with the UN Children's Fund during which a group of doctors and nurses told him they binge-watched the series while the area was being shelled - and that that made him "immensely proud".
"There's a terrible situation for children there. The Night Manager is about arms dealing, and there are far too many arms coming into South Sudan," he said.
"The idea that I could, or that we could, provide some relief and entertainment for people who work for Unicef and Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Food Programme, who are fixing the world in the places where it was broken, made me immensely proud," he said.
The star was immediately mocked by viewers for his "humblebrag".
That was a long story Tom Hiddleston told to pay himself a compliment. #GoldenGlobes— Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) January 9, 2017
96% of Britons agree that Tom Hiddleston should have went with a simple "Thanks guys, sorry about the whole Taylor Swift thing."— Stats Britain (@StatsBritain) January 9, 2017
The lack of interest in Tom Hiddleston's story about his show is my everything https://t.co/vsTHCK0WQK— Dave Lozo (@davelozo) January 9, 2017
On Monday, Hiddleston - who's best known for playing Loki in Thor - said his speech was "inelegantly expressed", adding that he was nervous and his 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," he wrote on Facebook.
"And the children of South Sudan, who continue to find hope and joy in the most difficult conditions."