Published on Jan 12, 2015
Rapper Common delivered what is probably one of the bests Golden Globe’s acceptance speech ever.
Standing by fellow artist John Legend and a big smile in his face, Common started by saying “I want to thank God — and the Hollywood Foreign Press.” Then he continued with a more serious tone, “the first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel this was bigger than a movie.”
“As I got to know the people of the civil rights movement, I realized, I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty,” he said.
Then he proclaimed: “Selma has awakened my humanity.”
The speech quickly went viral on social media and the mainstream media followed suit.
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