Michelle Yeoh, the first Asian lead actress to win an Academy Award, used her historic moment to send an empowering message to young people and women alike.
During her acceptance speech, Yeoh encouraged viewers to never give up on their dreams and to ignore anyone who tells them they are past their prime.
Many people, including conservative commentator Stephanie Hamill and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans, interpreted Yeoh’s comments as a jab at CNN host Don Lemon.
Lemon has been criticized for comments he made in February suggesting that women are past their prime after their 40s.
However, Yeoh’s message was not just for Lemon, but for anyone who has ever been told that they can’t achieve their dreams because of their age or gender.
Yeoh’s message is a reminder that the American dream is still alive and well, and that anyone can achieve greatness if they work hard enough.
Her inspiring words have resonated with people across the political spectrum, including conservative voices who value hard work, determination, and personal responsibility.
On a night filled with political grandstanding and self-congratulatory speeches, Yeoh’s message was a breath of fresh air.
She reminded us that the power to achieve our dreams lies within ourselves and that we should never let anyone hold us back.