The Golden Globes 2020 last night had many memorable moments. One of those moments was when Ramy Youssef dropped an ‘Allahu Akbar‘ in his acceptance speech.
This was followed by laughs but we reckon it might have been awkward for the predominantly white stars there.
The Egyptian-American stand-up comedian and writer, Ramy Youssef won the award for playing ‘Ramy Hassan’ in his Hulu comedy series ‘Ramy‘. the Golden Globe 2020.
In his acceptance speech he thanks God with a right of the bat ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great!).
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) January 6, 2020
He then made the crowd laugh with;
“I know you haven’t seen my show.”
Ramy Youssef’s series Ramy aims to give a voice to the under-represented faction, Arab Americans with humor. He continued doing just that at the Golden Globes 2020.
Of course Twitter enjoyed that bit of humor.
Mashallah Brother! pic.twitter.com/MZDdE4G8Ik
— suf (@_suf5) January 6, 2020
? ? ? ? ? I remember one of his interviews… He wished jumma day was on Sunday instead of Friday ?♀️
— smiley_18 (@carve_mark) January 6, 2020
Some people were still a spoilsport.
I think he was just referencing Ricky Gervais’s joke
— Movie News (@aflamuae1) January 6, 2020
Ummah needs to distance itself from this guy.
— 111Adnan (@111adnan1119) January 6, 2020
There were some concerns though. There isn’t such an abundance of brown men in Hollywood.
The awkward laugh when he does it says it all.
That audience don't know how to deal with a simple thank you.
— Andrew Jenkins (@AP_Jenkins) January 6, 2020
There goes his chance of getting any future awards.
— Ovais Mirza (@TheOvais_M) January 6, 2020
Ramy is loosely based on Ramy Youssef’s own life as he balances living his life as a Muslim in America. The life of a multicultural citizen was turned into a now widely acclaimed comedy series.
The actor made his mark as a comedian and has previously taken supporting roles in series such as See Dad Run, and Mr. Robot as well as minor roles in Why Him?, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot, etc