Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman doubles down on hating Black History Month: 'My history is American history'

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


Actor Morgan Freeman has reiterated his spite for Black History Month as he did in an old clip that has floated around the internet for years. "I detest it," he told a reporter last week.  

Freeman, who has long been a critic of Black History Month, told Variety in an interview about the subject, “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,” he told the outlet.  “My history is American history. It’s the one thing in this world I am interested in, beyond making money, having a good time and getting enough sleep," he added. 

Freeman has been the executive producer on the Civil War series "The Gray House," with Lori McCreary through Revelations Entertainment and the past was on his mind when he spoke about the project.  

“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," Freeman said about the series.  

The comments on Black History Month are similar to the 2005 interview where Freeman called the idea of it "ridiculous" when he appeared with journalist Mike Wallace at the time. When asked how the country would get rid of racism he replied, "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." 

According to Fox News, Freeman made similar comments in 2023 as well when he referred to Black History Month as an "insult" along with the term "African American." 

"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 said at the time. 

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