Despite host Ricky Gervais’ warning the Hollywood elite to keep their acceptance speeches short and non-political, actress Michelle Williams seized upon her opportunity to praise the abortion industry after winning a Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress” last night.
During her emotional remarks, Williams insisted that she had only managed to make “a life of her own making” by retaining her right to an abortion.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a women’s right to choose,” she said. “To choose when to have children, and with whom.”
The actress then urged women to vote in their “own self-interest.”
“It’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them,” she added. “Don’t forget, we are the largest voting body in the country. Let’s make it look more like us.”
The camera quickly panned to the crowd of dolled-up film stars, many of them wiping away tears and dousing Williams with impassioned applause.
On Twitter, however, many eyes remained distinctly dry. Conservative writer, Matt Walsh, pulled no punches in his response to the star’s political speech.
“Michelle Williams got up on stage while pregnant and bragged about killing her child, then the audience full of rich, drug addled narcissists applauded while crying tears of joy,” he wrote. “Hollywood is a cesspool. Gervais was way understating the case.”
Williams’ remarks came just a week after a group of Republican lawmakers submitted a brief to the Supreme Court urging it to reconsider the case of Roe vs. Wade.
Americans United for Life filed the amicus curiae in support of a Louisiana law which details that abortion providers must have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of any available abortion clinics.
The 2014 law is due to be considered by the Supreme Court this spring via the case “June Medical Services LLC v. Gee.” Pro-lifers continue to hope that these types of cases may pave the way to Roe vs. Wade eventually being overturned.
Controversial as ever, comedian Ricky Gervais did not hold back during his fifth, and supposedly final, Golden Globes hosting gig.
At one point, the “Afterlife” star warned out of touch Hollywood A-listers to steer well clear of using their acceptance speeches as a platform to sway the public on political issues.
“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech,” he said, as reported by The Blaze. “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.”