Morgan Freeman UNLEASHES – ‘I Detest It’

( – Mincing no words and letting it all out, Morgan Freeman said he hated Black History Month because black history is inseparable from American history.

In an interview with Variety, the renowned actor shared his thoughts while reflecting on his roles in historical series such as “The Gray House.”

“I detest it. The mere idea of it,” Freeman stated emphatically. “You are going to give me the shortest month in a year? And you are going to celebrate ‘my’ history?! This whole idea makes my teeth itch. It’s not right.”

“My history is American history,” he elaborated. “It’s the one thing in this world I am interested in, beyond making money, having a good time and getting enough sleep.”

Freeman also emphasized it was important to remember history to avoid repeating it and discussed the nature of timing and opportunity in the entertainment industry.

“If you don’t know your past, if you don’t remember it, you are bound to repeat it,” he added. “Do you know this song? ‘To everything, there is a season.’ It really, really works in show business.”

“You are trying to sell something 15 years ago and nobody even looks at you. Then they go: ‘Didn’t you have a project, some time ago? Do you still have it?’ Life is like that, in this industry. You have got something you think is important, but trying to convince others is the difficult part,” he explained.

This is not the first time Freeman has voiced his displeasure with Black History Month. Last year, he described it as an “insult” and slammed the term “African-American.”

“I don’t subscribe to that title,” Freeman stated previously. “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?”

His criticism extends to the terminology commonly used to discuss race, as he mentioned in an earlier interview with the Sunday Times.

He also remarked on the broad and inaccurate usage of “African-American” by highlighting the diversity within the black community and the incorrect reference to Africa as a single entity.

“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,” he explained.

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