- Russia has banned over 900 Americans from their country for being “anti-Russian.”
- One of the people on the list is iconic actor Morgan Freeman.
- No one seems to know why Freeman was banned but they’re (jokingly) pissed about it anyway.
Morgan Freeman, thanks in part to his iconically butter-smooth voice, is as American as apple pie and baseball at this point.
With films such as Lean on Me, Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, Unforgiven, The Shawshank Redemption,Ze7en, Amistad, and The Dark Knight under his belt, Freeman has become a legend of American cinema over the last forty years, culminating in him winning various lifetime achievement awards such as a Kennedy Center Honor, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. These all, of course, are to go along with his Academy Award.
Perhaps that explains why Russia has decided to ban the 84-year-old actor (who resides in Mississippi, which is virtually the exact opposite of Russia) from their country.
Nevertheless, despite the fact that Freeman would likely never consider visiting the frozen streets of Moscow anytime soon, the internet was rather aghast over Russia’s decision to take an inexplicable shot at Morgan Freeman.
Morgan Freeman has been banned from Russia for being anti-Russian
Actor Morgan Freeman has been named in a list released by the Russian government of more than 900 Americans who have been banned from entering the country amid accusations of being “anti-Russian.”
Freeman’s name is believed to be included on the list due to his role in the creation of a video concerning the Russian government’s involvement in the United States’ 2016 presidential election. Freeman directed and narrated the clip, which was released in 2017 and also featured fellow actor Rob Reiner, who was also included on the ban list. [via Yahoo]
In addition to Freeman, the list of almost one thousand people includes the likes of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, and three deceased U.S. Senators, including John McCain.
People talking about how Russia just banned Morgan Freeman from entering the country.
But they also banned John McCain.
Dude's been fucking dead for four years.
— Comfortable Creatures 🦝🔞 (@LewdCreatures) May 23, 2022
Morgan Freeman is banned from Russia. Y’know shit is bad when you don’t want him around to do voice overs on your war footage!
— Paul Lander (@paul_lander) May 24, 2022
Isn’t it ironic that Morgan FREEMAN is banned from traveling to Russia? Like, so you ain’t a free man after all??
— artbaby 💣 (@LihliqinisoM) May 25, 2022
Russia just banned Morgan Freeman from entering the country. Guess what, Mexico thought they could keep him out too. How’d that work out for them? pic.twitter.com/VRvIlFqJck
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) May 23, 2022
Lmaoo nah what Morgan Freeman do? And they blocking John McCain from coming over from the other side? https://t.co/peOoJcgMfP
— K E I S H (@MikeishaDache) May 23, 2022
Wait, Russia banned Morgan Freeman? All the more proof that it is a Godless place…
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) May 24, 2022
I hadn't realized how messed up Putin's Russia was until I found out they didn't like Morgan Freeman. Who the fuck doesn't like Morgan Freeman?
— Follow Plz? Faith Back Rub (@FaithRubPol) May 23, 2022
As if Morgan Freeman even wanna go to Russia.
— Liam Nissan™ (@theliamnissan) May 22, 2022
Russia just banned John McCain, who’s been dead almost four years (!!!) and Morgan Freeman bwhhahaha , but not Trump, McConnell or Rand Paul
Kinda says it all
— Rhetoric came from Trapani (@tiredofinterne1) May 22, 2022
They said Morgan Freeman not about narrate this war https://t.co/PVl1NSf1KA
— Mohammad (@SeaGoat03) May 24, 2022
banning morgan freeman gotta be racially motivated cause wtf he do https://t.co/kNq5nQkZN7
— dremo (@dremoeh) May 23, 2022
Morgan freeman like “what he say fuck me for” pic.twitter.com/LE7Ivczucv
— Brax ⛷ (@CDGBrax) May 23, 2022