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?

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  • noirluv45

    Hmmm, let’s see. What do I think of MF’s comments? The same way I think of him – NOT MUCH!

  • ♎Lauren♎

    Are all the wealthy famous Black men drinking the same stupid juice? What the hell is in the water in Hollywood??? I’m think I’m reached my capacity for the amount of stupid I can handle for the week. Too many people have tried it! End week! End!

  • Tonididitonem

    New black!!! Only explanation.

  • ashleydark

    the NAACP better look out the NANB (Nationally Advanced New Black) is coming for them

  • Michelle

    Going to assume and generalize here:
    I firmly believe that Don Lemon is upset with the “Black Community” because he was a victim of ostracization (in some form) due to his sexual orientation.

    • ALM247

      Girl, he is in Atlanta. He has plenty of dating opportunity there. He actually has a better shot of finding a spouse in Atlanta than a lot of straight people in Atlanta do. Same sex marriage isn’t legal in Georgia, but he has a great chance of finding a partner who will marry him in another state where same sex marriage is legal.

      If he is that insecure, he needs to refrain from being a national television personality. He still has a great job, and he is doing what he wants to do. He shouldn’t be upset about anything.