Hollywood celebrities become more insufferably “woke” with each passing day.
But not all of them spout mainstream talking points.
And Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman doubled down on one message that angered the left.
A central theme of the left is playing identity politics to the hilt.
Democrats and their media allies are always looking for methods that will divide Americans over race, sex, sexuality, religion, and now gender expression.
Countless celebrities use their platform to enforce these cultural diktats.
But not everybody is totally onboard.
Legendary actor Morgan Freeman has been outspoken about certain racial topics that make liberals uncomfortable.
For example, in a 2005 interview with the late broadcaster Mike Wallace that went viral, Freeman said he was not at all a fan of Black History Month.
In a recent interview with The Times UK, Freeman doubled down on his perspective.
“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? … 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? Most black people in this part of the world are mongrels. And you say Africa as if it’s a country when it’s a continent, like Europe,” Freeman stated.
The interview mentioned a quote from Denzel Washington, who once said, “I’m very proud to be black, but black is not all I am.”
Freeman echoed those sentiments, explaining, “Yes, exactly. I’m in total agreement. You can’t define me that way.”
These two positions cut against the entire leftist agenda.
They want to balkanize the country along racial lines so people do not unite under one American identity.
Leftists and globalists are no fans of national identity; they view nationalism as a four-letter word – billionaire globalist George Soros has openly talked about how national sovereignty is a roadblock to his agenda.
In the famous 2005 interview, Freeman elaborated on why he doesn’t like Black History Month and gave his solution to solving racism.
Freeman asked Wallace, “Which month is white history month?”
After an awkward silence Freeman persisted — “Come on, tell me.”
Wallace stammered and responded, “I’m Jewish.”
Freeman continued, “Okay, which month is Jewish history month?”
“There isn’t one,” Wallace replied.
Freeman shot back, “Oh, oh. Why not? Do you want one?”
“No, no,” Wallace answered.
Freeman added, “No, I don’t either. I don’t want a Black history month. Black history is American history.”
Wallace queried, “How are we gonna get rid of racism—” and Freeman interrupted, “Stop talking about it.”
Freeman explained, “I’m going to stop calling you a white man, and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman.”
Unfortunately, this perspective is almost nonexistent on the left these days.