Daniel Kaluuya’s mom’s reaction to his Oscar’s speech was priceless

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Sunday night Daniel Kaluuya nabbed the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah. Daniel made an awkward but funny remark during his acceptance speech. Long story short, Daniel was feeling grateful for being alive so that he could receive an Oscar. So much so that Daniel basically thanked his parents for having sex in order to create him. Let’s just say it stunned his mother and embarrassed his sister who were at the London hub. Yahoo! has more on the reaction to Kaluuya’s speech and how he explained it while talking to the press afterwards.

The off-the-cuff crack came toward the end of an emotional speech in which Kaluuya, who portrayed slain Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton, told everyone in the room, “There was work to do” in regards to racial injustice.

Unfortunately for Kaluuya, the sex joke was all reporters seemed to want to talk about after the newly minted Academy Award winner arrived “backstage” in the virtual press room.

“Is that gonna live on? I think it’s pretty obvious that all of our parents had sex,” Kaluuya replied. “That just came out of my mouth. My mom’s probably gonna text me some stuff, but here we are.”

Reporters backstage caught the very moment Kaluuya may have started to regret the comment.

“Ah, I really shouldn’t have said that — f***,” Kaluuya said, turning to someone near him.

“I’m gonna avoid my phone for a bit; I think my mom’s not gonna be very happy,” he laughed. “Nah, but she’s gonna be cool. She’s got a sense of humor. We give it to each other. So it’s cool.”

“I think more people are gonna know Chairman Fred’s story,” he said of the importance of him winning. “That’s what it’s about, that’s what this is about. It’s about telling the truth and getting it out there. And making sure people see who this man was, and what this man did. … The fact that I can even stand on this stage with this statue is because of what he did.”

[From Yahoo!]

Poor Daniel. Daniel got so excited about winning that his brain got muddled with parental sex. I am literally crying at this story. What’s even funnier than Daniel’s faux pas were his sister and mother’s reactions. Daniel’s sister did a facepalm and his mom was wondering what he was on about. Anyways, Daniel did say more important things about The Black Panther Party, dispelling a decades long lie that the party was dangerous. Fred Hampton was twenty-one years old when he was murdered by the FBI and Chicago Police. But what is often forgotten, like Daniel said, is how Fred found a way despite insurmountable odds to uplift his community through education, food, and a sense of pride. I haven’t seen Judas and the Black Messiah yet, but it is on my list to watch this week because Fred Hampton’s story is very dear to me.

After living in Oakland for six years, I have come to learn how important the BPP was to the Black community and to the U.S. Daniel’s gaffe was hilarious, albeit cringey, and I hope that the rest of what he said is not overshadowed because people would rather focus on a light-hearted ten seconds out of a three minute speech. It is important that we hear these stories about how the U.S. government worked to oppress and crush Black justice movements. Fred Hampton left behind a fiancée and a son. I am happy they survived so that Fred’s story could be told honestly and with conviction fifty years later. With that being said, I wish Daniel luck when speaking to his mom. I am sure Daniel’s mother will be giving him a dressing down, in a playful way, for talking about her sex life on national TV.

Here’s his acceptance speech:

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    Aww bless him – but yeah Mum’s gonna have words.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      And those words will be long and suffering for him as any mother would cringe at having their off-spring make that obvious comment.
      In a way though, I think he was trying to thank his parents in a manner that his work is a result in their actions and he is thankful for that.

    • Ashley says:

      He was SO excited. Bless.

  2. K. Tate says:

    This is too funny and relatable! My mind does this same thing and my mouth just spits out any and everything my mind throws it’s way. I am CONSTANTLY replaying conversations and rolling my eyes at the weird stuff that rolls off my tongue. 😩

    • Myra says:

      Do you also relive them as you are about to close your eyes and go to sleep? Because that’s me. Random embarrassing moments just pop up as I try to sleep.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I do and then I cringe some more as it plays on constant repeat until I am exhausted.😖

      • K. Tate says:

        They can wake me up from a good sleep or keep me from going to sleep. Same for driving… I use that time to have the conversation I wish I’d had if I weren’t so weird! 😂

  3. Anastasia says:

    This is the wholesome gossip we all need right now. His mom and sister’s reactions make this so much better. I started laughing so hard coffee came out my nose.

  4. grabbyhands says:

    I laughed so hard I almost cried – it was one of the very few joyful moments in an otherwise chaotic evening.

  5. Tiffany says:

    He was caught up in a moment of happiness and yes, he is aware of how babies are made. 😉

  6. Mel says:

    LOL!! Trust and believe his Mom went upside his head as soon as she got close enough. “Boy!!! What’s wrong with you!!!” LOL!!!

  7. Gab says:

    Well…it was true. So awkward.

  8. Betsy says:

    His mother looks awesome in that dress.

  9. Becks1 says:

    It was such a funny and awkward moment, I think he was trying to give credit to his mother but he worded it….um…awkwardly, haha.

  10. molly says:

    I love him, and his mother looked stunning on the red carpet. Wear that beautiful gold dress!

  11. Amy T says:

    There’s a great song by Loudon Wainwright III about this. Daniel should send it to his mom!

  12. Christina says:

    Yes, awkward! And adorable. Daniel Kaluuya is such a talent, but his personality makes him even better! His little parental sex blurt just makes him all the more endearing. It’s not like when Tom jumped on Oprah’s couch, lol. Mr. Kaluuya doesn’t need a spokesperson like Tom does.

    The Black Panthers were social workers. They made sure people had groceries, and that little kids had breakfast in schools. They were our big brothers and cousins and college students and young people in the neighborhood. They were the older teens and young adults you wanted to be when you grew up if you were a little kid who had the honor to be around them and to see what they did for others. They were super heroes to me. Everyone in our community benefited from their love. The media coverage of them was so confusing as a kid, but we just accepted that racism wasn’t going away without a fight. It didn’t square with the reality on the ground in our community.

  13. tealily says:

    Hahaha her face is like, “what did he just say?” HAHAHAHAHA I can picture my brother doing this. So relatable. Great speech, though! It’s a shame that moment is overshadowing it.

  14. Beech says:

    I was a young adult when Fred Hampton was assassinated. Assassinated. You can see it in black and white on Wikipedia. The BPP was vilified because they wore black, wore shades and black berets but more than anything else wore open and carry weapons. Y’know like all of the current 2nd Amendment fools because it’s all about their freedom and liberty and ‘Merica and lucky them because of the pale skin.