In today’s “Rich Black People Not Living in Reality” news, during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Morgan Freeman made a few shocking comments about racism and how it doesn’t impact a black person’s income.
Lemon asked Freeman if he thought race plays a part in wealth distribution today? “No, I don’t. You and I, we’re proof,” said Freeman.
“Why would race have anything to do with it? Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that. It’s kind of like religion to me… a good excuse for not getting there.”
Lemon then added that he was “tired” of having to talk about race every day “because it’s in the news cycle.”
“I just get so tired of talking about it, I want to just go, ‘this is over, can we move on?'” he said, to which Freeman replied, “If you talk about it, it exists… Making it a bigger issue than it needs to be is the problem here.”
To be rich, old and black and not a part of reality must be nice. If Freeman wouldn’t have made it from The Electric Company stage, I’m sure he’d be singing a different tune right about now.
Clutchettes, what do you think of Morgan Freeman’s comments?