Morgan Freeman Cries Racism

“Screw the country, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here…It is a racist thing.”

Actor, Morgan Freeman, made the dopey comments above earlier this week, blaming opposition to Obama on racism. Ironically, these comments came around the same time that Herman Cain, an African-American from Atlanta running in the GOP Presidential primary, resoundingly won the Florida Straw Poll.

With 16% African-American unemployment, it’s a little silly and simplistic to blame general opposition to Barack  Obama on racism, rather than on genuine differences in ideology or anger over results.

Comments on The Blaze’s and Yahoo’s report of the story were a plenty, ranging from questions of African-American’s racial motivation in the 2008 election to outraged declarations that they would never pay to see another Morgan Freeman movie in theaters. Here are some of the most interesting.

“Thanks Mr. Freeman, you just ruined The Shawshank Redemption for me, idiot.”

“I used to like and respect Mr. Freeman, now I find out he’s just another liberal racist ‘Cry Wolf’ if you have no argument simpleton…too bad :-(”

“Morgan Freeman disappointed me greatly… I will never see another Morgan Freeman movie. I can’t stand bigots.”

“I know this has been stated lots of times, but I wish Mr. Idiot Freeman can explain why I keep putting these political contributions to Mr. Cain on my credit card. Freeman is in the same racist club as the other race-baiters…He’s just too blind to see it.”

For the full story and plenty of reaction in the comments, check out the story on The Blaze. To watch the video click here.

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

6 thoughts on “Morgan Freeman Cries Racism

  1. I don’t like that Freeman felt the need to pull the race card here. It’s pretty short-sighted. That being said, I will still see his movies. The man is a terrific actor nonetheless.

  2. I feel that it’s a little simple and simplistic to pull the racism card for most things nowadays. I feel that some people view it as a trump card in any discussion that they enter into in which they can’t form a coherent argument to support their viewpoint.

    True there probably is a group of people that are opposed to Barack Obama’s re-election solely because of his race. But a majority of Obama’s opposition believe the way they do because of his political ineptitudes.

  3. Thanks for the comments Nathaniel. It’s becoming increasing common, and I couldn’t agree more with your analysis.

    Tom, while these comments may not be as bad as Jane Fonda’s treasonous actions during the vietnam war but they’re not good. I won’t pay to see a Jane Fonda movie, but I am one who votes with my wallet…so everything else being equal (ceterus peribus, as I phrased it to much laughter the other day) I’d prefer to see a movie without Freeman.

  4. From wikipedia….

    Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, “I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.”[35] He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no “white history month”.[36] Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes’ Mike Wallace: “I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.”

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