After host Ricky Gervais admonished the Golden Globes winners Sunday night not to bring up politics in their acceptance speeches because they “know nothing about the real world,” actress Michelle Williams did just that with a two minute long screed supporting abortion while accepting the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.
Williams, who, ironically, is pregnant, started out talking about choices in acting before transitioning to bodily choice, then seemingly admitted to her own abortion when she said she “wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose.” She then encouraged women to vote “in your own self-interest” instead of selflessly voting to protect the innocent life of others because “it’s what men have been doing for years.”
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WILLIAMS: Thank you so much first of all, to my “Fosse/Verdon” family and the Hollywood press association. When you put this in someone’s hands, you acknowledging the choices made by the actor but also the choices they made as a person, the training they sought, the hours they put in. I’m grateful for the acknowledgement of the choices I’ve made and I’m also grateful to have lived in a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice. I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making, not just a series of events that happened to me but one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over, sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I carved with my own hand I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose. [ Cheers and applause ] to choose when to have my children, and with whom. When I felt supported and able to balance our lives knowing as all mothers know that the scales must and will tip towards our children now, I know my choices might look different than yours. But thank god or whomever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours so, women, 18 to 118, when it is time to voter please do so in your own self-interest it’s what men have been doing for years. [ Cheers and applause ]it’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them. But don’t forget, we are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us. I can’t wait to come home to you. [ Applause ] ♪♪
HADDISH: How about that women’s choice mm-hmm
Actress Busy Philipps, who shouted her abortion to rail against the Georgia heartbeat bill, was shown wiping tears away while Williams spoke and award presenter Tiffany Haddish could be heard shouting, “Preach!” and offered up huge applause afterwards.
Williams will be starring in a pro-abortion film titled This Is Jane about an underground network responsible for thousands of U.S. illegal abortions in the ’60s and ’70s so she also has a financial incentive to promote abortion.