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Viola Davis’s Controversial Oscars Speech Is Being Shredded On Twitter, See It HERE [VIDEO]

When Viola Davis accepted the first Oscar of her career for her role in “Fences,” she was understandably emotional. But what she ended up saying has left people confused and in some cases even outraged.

Davis discussed the driving force behind her career choice and held back tears throughout her emotional speech, saying:

“You know there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place, and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, ‘What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?’ and I say exhume those bodies, exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost.’”

But the emotionally charged speech quickly took a turn with a line that drew the ire of many Twitter users, when Viola Davis said:

“I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”

Some people on Twitter were confused by the comment:

Michelle Malkin highlighted the comment as a typical example of “Hollywood narcissism”:

And many took to Twitter to point out a few careers they believe are more worthy of the distinction:

You can watch Viola Davis’s full acceptance speech here:

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