Accepting a Golden Globe award on Sunday night, Avengers star and vocal leftist activist Mark Ruffalo said that we “must come to balance and honor” a “dying” Mother Earth, and also that we must “turn the page on the cruel past” of America.
Ruffalo made his remarks while accepting the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series in “I Know This Much Is True.”
Mark Ruffalo addresses climate change, inclusion, and justice in his #GoldenGlobes speech:
“We have a dying mother, just like the mother in our story. She’s Mother Earth, and we must come to balance with her and honor her, and she’ll heal too.” pic.twitter.com/hnUKanlP5O
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 1, 2021
Ruffalo Pushes Climate Change Action, Talks Of ‘Cruel Past Of This Nation’
“At 54 years, it’s my humble belief that what would give us all this sadness and loss that we’ve all lived through meaning, is our common humanity,” Ruffalo stated.
“What connects us is greater than what keeps us apart and the more we include each other and see each other and hear each other, the faster we will heal our broken hearts and minds.”
Ruffalo’s speech was intended to sound unifying and possibly even humanitarian, but was chocked full of left-wing politics.
The actor then turned to his favorite topic: climate change.
“We have a dying mother … she’s mother earth and we must come to balance with her and honor her and she’ll heal too,” he said. “So let’s be courageous together guys and let’s turn the page on the cruel past of this nation.”
Congratulations to Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) – Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television – I Know This Much Is True. – #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/L6tyhLu1uR
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) March 1, 2021
Ruffalo said, “The good news is that inclusion and justice and care for Mother Earth is breaking out everywhere” before saying that Americans have “been living through” a “hideous dark storm.”
“We are all in this together. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, so let’s do this,” the actor finished, echoing former President Barack Obama and writer Alice Walker.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 1, 2021
Ruffalo Has Long History Of Environmental Activism
This is not new for Ruffalo, who is outspoken politically.
In 2018, Ruffalo bragged about confronting the CEO of Monsanto.
Of climate change, Ruffalo once said, “I look at my kids, and the thought [of] mass extinction, and I see the change that’s happening with the trees . . .”
The New York Post reports that in 2014, Ruffalo promised to divest from companies guilty of causing climate change in “three to five years.”
In 2015, he penned an op-ed calling for drastic and immediate change:
“No other generation will be called upon so extremely and immediately to be part of so big and monumental a task. It’s an exciting time to be alive. It’s a purpose driven time. It’s a time where our values as human beings can really come into focus.”
Ruffalo is also not a fan of Donald Trump.
When then-President Donald Trump said that the coronavirus might have came from China in March 2020, Ruffalo stated at the time, “Dear Donald Trump, When you blame a virus on an entire race of people, you turn people against them.”
“When you make these unscientific political statements, some of your followers begin to act violently and in exclusionary, xenophobic ways against these people,” he added.
“Do better” he finished.
He also called on Trump to resign in 2020:
Dear Donald Trump,
At every turn, you’ve worked to divide us. You are the enemy of this nation. You are are doing us in from within and our enemies watch in glee. It’s time for you to #resign and let us begin to to heal. #ResignNowTrump https://t.co/Uv7EKzn0oo
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 4, 2020
Earlier that year, he told the British Sky News that “The world should consider my president public enemy number one.”
“Everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie. This dude is standing in the way of anything significant happening in the world as far as climate change is concerned. It’s f***ing terrifying and it keeps me up at night.”
Interestingly, he also took a shot at his own industry, accusing Hollywood of white supremacy:
“So yes, Hollywood, it is systemic, but it’s like asking a fish about water. They’ve been swimming in it their whole lives. This is a hundred years of a certain culture, starting with vilifying Native Americans in film and making them the villains for years and years, moving to black people and villainising them and then a homogenous culture of white supremacy, really. And until we start, consciously as a whole industry, making those changes – that includes actors also saying, ‘Hey, we need diversity on our sets,’ – it’s not going to change. It’s just passing the buck.”
His past statements sound markedly different from his calls for unity last night at the Golden Globes.