Morgan Freeman has one thing to say to the Republican party: WTF?
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Freeman slammed the GOP, saying they "pretty much destroyed themselves" by allowing the Tea Party to have so much control.
"The lengths that people will go to to show their prejudices! You see some of these signs that say, 'TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!' What the f--- is that? Whose country are you talking about?" Freeman said. "They are being pushed to the side, which is a good thing for them to realize: you don't have the power you think you have in this country."
He continued: "Obama was legitimately elected president. If you don't like that, fine, either move out, or make your point and get yourself elected, but don't tear the country apart! That's not going to get you anywhere. I think the Republicans have pretty much destroyed themselves by allowing themselves to be controlled by a small contingent of people with a lot of money."
While discussing race in America, Freeman also revealed his reluctance to watch the critically acclaimed film 12 Years A Slave. "I saw a television movie that was made a few years ago about the same character [Solomon Northup]. But I don't particularly want to see it. I don't want my anger quotient exacerbated, you know? Things are bad enough as they are. I don't want to keep punching myself in the face with it," he explained.
The actor also voiced his support for gay rights. "Marginalizing people for that?" Freeman said. "These people who are ignorant enough to think that being gay is a 'chosen lifestyle?' That's the height of ignorance. It's like saying being black is a chosen lifestyle. Get out of here!"