Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman revealed his feelings on Black History Month during a recent interview, and there’s no doubt his comments are going to make the woke mob absolutely furious. Then again, that really doesn’t take all that much, does it? The 85-year-old Hollywood legend made his comments as part of a profile that was published in the Sunday Times of London.
“Two things I can say publicly that I do not like. Black History Month is an insult. You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” Morgan said in the profile, according to the Daily Wire.
Freeman then said, “Also ‘African-American’ is an insult. I don’t subscribe to that title. Black people have had different titles all the way back to the n-word and I do not know how these things get such a grip, but everyone uses ‘African-American.’ What does it really mean?”
That, my dear Mr. Freeman, is a good question. If you were born here in the United States, you’re an American. No hyphen is necessary. You might be black, white, Asian, whatever, but you’re nationality is American. That should be one of many great equalizers when it comes to issues like race.
Freeman also told the Sunday Times that he’s “very envious” of fellow actor Denzel Washington’s career, stating that he’s “in total agreement” with a statement that Washington gave recently on the issue of race. Washington said, “I’m very proud to be black, but black is not all that I am.”
The Shawshank Redemption actor said he’s “In total agreement. You can’t define me that way.”
“When I was growing up there was no ‘me’ in the movies. If there was a black man in a movie he was funny. Until Sidney Poitier came and gave young people like me the idea that, ‘OK, yes, I can do that,’” Freeman added.
He then stated that other individuals belonging to different identity groups are included in that line of thinking.
“All people are involved now,” the actor stated during the interview. “Everyone. LGBTQ, Asians, black, white, interracial marriages, interracial relationships. All represented. You see them all on screen now and that is a huge jump.”
“Freeman has a Hollywood career spanning five decades and has earned multiple accolades, including a Golden Globe, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award,” the Daily Wire reported.
The actor is best known for his roles in films such as Million Dollar Baby, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption, Invictus, and many others. He was nominated for an Oscar for each of the movies noted above and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby.
There’s a lot of good and a little bit of bad in Freeman’s statement, especially as it concerns the LGBTQ and the agenda they continue to push on children and normalizing deviant behaviors. However, he’s absolutely on the money about not being identified as simply the color of his skin. We’re all human beings who are made in the image of God. We are more than our color, shape, size, etc.
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