Michelle Yeoh, the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar, delivered a message to women during her acceptance speech on Sunday night. She urged them not to let anyone dictate when they are past their prime.
Her statement was seen as a subtle jab at CNN’s Don Lemon, who recently caused controversy with his comments about Nikki Haley and her potential presidential bid.
Don Lemon: "Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime. Sorry, when a woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s, and 30s, and maybe 40s…"
Poppy Harlow: "Are you talking about prime for like child bearing?"
"Don’t shoot the messenger! I’m just saying what the facts are! Google it!" pic.twitter.com/n1HmtkWTpl
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Yeoh said, “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is the beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof that dreams, dream big and dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you you are ever passed your prime.”
Michelle Yeoh made history at the 95th Academy Awards by becoming the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress award. She won for her role in “Everything Everywhere All At Once”. The film, which explores parallel universes and the concept of time, also won awards for Best Original Screenplay.
“Ladies, don’t let anybody tell you you are ever past your prime.”
— Michelle Yeoh, the first Asian woman to win the #Oscar for Best Actress, takes a subtle dig at Don Lemon during her acceptance speech pic.twitter.com/6BoFSIxPfv
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