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.
Tom Hiddleston won his first Golden Globe Award on Sunday for Best Actor in a Miniseries, Drama.
After thanking the usual people, he embarked upon an anecdote about a time when he was volunteering with the United Nations Children's Fund (a charity he has worked with since 2013), and encountered a group medics from Médecins Sans Frontières who "wanted to say hello" to Hiddleston because "during the shelling the previous month, they had binge-watched 'The Night Manager'".
"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".
However the Night Manager star was roundly criticized on social media by observers who found his remarks self-indulgent, gloating in glory sort of awkward.
The British actor responded a few hours after the Golden Globes ceremony and explained that he "completely agreed that my speech at the Golden Globes last night was inelegantly expressed".
In a Facebook post he wrote,