Stranger Things actor David Harbour went political with his acceptance speech at the SAG Awards and brought down the house.
The SAG Awards were on Sunday night and in case you missed it, Stranger Things star David Harbour came away the night’s biggest winner. After the Netflix Original series took home the award for Ensemble Cast, a mild upset, Harbour, who played Chief Jim Hopper gave an inspired speech that touched on some of the events happening across the country and the world.
In light of recent events coming out of the White House, Harbour felt compelled to voice his opinion that good trumps evil in this “narcissistic culture.” With the world split and seemingly more angry and disenfranchised more than I can ever recall, Harbour’s speech served as a rallying cry and he went viral afterward.
You can watch the full video of the speech below but try not to be distracted by the reactions of Winona Ryder.
H/T Complex for transcribing the speech.
"“In light of all that’s going on in the world today, it’s difficult to celebrate the already celebrated Stranger Things,” Harbour said. “But this award from you, who take your craft seriously and earnestly believe like me that great acting can change the world, is a call to arms from our fellow craftsmen and women to go deeper, and through our art to battle against fear, self-centeredness, and exclusivity of our predominantly narcissistic culture.”“And through our craft, to cultivate a more empathetic and understanding society by revealing intimate truths that serve as a forceful reminder to folks that when they feel broken, afraid, and tired, they are not alone. We are united in that we are all human beings and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive.”“We will, per chief Jim Hopper, punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the weak, the disenfranchised, and the marginalized,”"
Harbour went on his twitter after his viral moment to say, “There is no greater honor than to be counted among you in the fight to bring us together.” Of course, he couldn’t resist getting a laugh from all the Winona memes too.
I don’t know about you but all this just makes me wish Stranger Things season 2 was here. Unfortunately, we have to wait until the summer for new episodes of the breakout hit of 2016.