Even if there isn’t widespread acceptance of something someone says, at a specific event with an entirely different agenda, there are definitely people out there, listening to you tell your tale who appreciate the sentiment.
Thank you Gary Oldman for your comments at the Academy Awards when you accepted your Best Actor Oscar for Darkest Hour.
He (in case you missed it) thanked America… He thanked America for the opportunity. He thanked America even though he is not an American. He thanked America even though the movie for which he was being honored was set in England and tells the story of the Brits during World War 2.
‘I’ve lived in America for the longest time, and I am deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me,’ Oldman said at the very beginning of his speech. ‘My home. My livelihood. My family and now Oscar.'”
Even though, as some said, there were crickets heard chirping in the audience, there are many out there at home watching who appreciate the sentiment. Perhaps there were people in the room that night who agree with him, they just didn’t think that hearing it from an Englishman was significant. I, however, think it is significant if you hear it said even by an American.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl