No One Understands Why Russia Banned Morgan Freeman From Their Country But Are Pissed About It Anyway

No One Knows Why Russia Banned Morgan Freeman From Their Country

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  • 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.