On Sunday night, Tom Hiddleston (also known as one-half of the former Hiddleswift duo) won a Golden Globe for his role in The Night Manager.
During his acceptance speech, Hiddleston decided to tell a story about his time in south Sudan doing charity work…. How wonderful! Right?
There was just one problem: his speech was, well, really damn cringeworthy.
Check out his full speech below:
The audience reactions said it all — and so the Twitter roasting began.
TOM HIDDLESTON: Listen to my speech about Sudan— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) January 9, 2017
HIDDLESTON: …and how it proves my TV show was good.
AUDIENCE: Oh no.
Christian Slater's face listening to Tom Hiddleston's "people in South Sudan love me" speech should be on US currency. pic.twitter.com/8HbZScXbH2— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) 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
People were so over the "white savior" complex"
Tom Hiddleston, the white saviour no one asked for— Soha (@salemnotoregon) January 9, 2017
Thank you to Tom Hiddleston and all actors who dare to perform in projects that are shown in some of the most dangerous parts of he world.— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) January 9, 2017
"A quick story: I was in South Sudan and everyone said the ONLY thing they care about is my performance in Netflix's The Crown"— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) January 9, 2017
what a lengthy way to say "one time I met my fans and it taught me Hollywood solves everyone's problems"— Daniel D'Addario (@DPD_) January 9, 2017
This is Tom Hiddleston's "did I ever tell you about the time I went backpacking in Europe?" story to get laid #GoldenGlobes— Michelle Markowitz (@michmarkowitz) January 9, 2017
That was a long story Tom Hiddleston told to pay himself a compliment. #GoldenGlobes— Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) January 9, 2017
Of course, Taylor Swift jokes were abundant.
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
Tom Hiddleston's speech is lasting longer than his relationship with Taylor Swift #GoldenGlobes— Teri Hart (@TeriHart) January 9, 2017
Perhaps he should have chosen a different strategy.
Me @ tom hiddleston's speech pic.twitter.com/yOnzEzCMM9— carol îmwe (@carxlinv) January 9, 2017