“The Revenant” star is applauded on social media for Best Actor acceptance speech
Social media users are singing the praises of Leonardo DiCaprio for advocating for indigenous people while accepting his Golden Globe.
“I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world,” the “Revenant” star said on stage Sunday night. “It is time that we recognize your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them.”
“It is time that we heard your voice and protect this planet for future generations,” he concluded.
Viewers on Twitter called his comments “important” and “eloquent.”
“I think I just fell in love with @LeoDiCaprio talking about protecting indigenous peoples & their lands at the #GoldenGlobes,” wrote one user. “Well done Leo.”
Watch video of DiCaprio’s speech and read some reactions below:
- DuneMyThing™ (@Kris_Sacrebleu) January 11, 2016
“It is time that we heard your voice and protect this planet for future generations.” -DiCaprio Non-indigenous people, please take note – Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) January 11, 2016
- Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff) January 11, 2016
- Janet Mock (@janetmock) January 11, 2016