Legendary actor Morgan Freeman has never been one to mince words, and he recently made waves with some controversial comments about Black History Month and the term “African-American.”
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Freeman slammed Black History Month as an “insult” and questioned why black people are often labeled as such.
“Black History Month is an insult. You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” Freeman said. “Also ‘African-American’ is an insult. I don’t subscribe to that title.”
Freeman went on to argue that the term “African-American” doesn’t make sense and that black people have been called many different names throughout history.
“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?” he asked.
Freeman also criticized the fact that other ethnic groups, such as “Irish-Americans” and “Italian-Americans,” are often labeled by their heritage, while white Americans are not.
“And you say Africa as if it’s country when it’s a continent, like Europe,” Freeman added.
These comments are sure to ruffle feathers among the liberal elite, who have long championed Black History Month and the “African-American” label as symbols of progress and inclusivity. But Freeman is not afraid to speak his mind, and his bold stance on these issues is sure to resonate with passionate Republicans who share his values.