Actor Morgan Freeman: ‘I Detest Black History Month; My History Is American History’

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman has expressed his disapproval of Black History Month.

During an interview with Variety, the Oscar-winning actor said that his history is tied to the story of America rather than the idea of being black.

“I detest it. The mere idea of it. 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,” the actor said.

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

Freeman made these comments ahead of the release of the series “The Gray House,” where he served as an executive producer alongside fellow star Kevin Costner.

The show delves into the secret operations conducted by three female Union spies during the American Civil War.

Freeman has spoken out against the racialization of American life before too.

In 2005, he made national headlines by arguing that the best way to eliminate racism is to “stop talking about it.”

“I am going to stop calling you a White man, and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a Black man,” Freeman said at the time.

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By Hunter Fielding
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