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From the New York Times:

Morgan Freeman Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by Several Women

By Sopan Deb
May 24, 2018

Morgan Freeman, one of the most celebrated actors in the film industry, has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, according to a report by CNN on Thursday. The accusations ranged from unwanted touching to sexually suggestive comments — on movie sets, in office environments and during meetings with the news media.

One production assistant told CNN that she had endured several months of harassment while working on the set of “Going in Style,” a film released last year starring Mr. Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine. She said that on one occasion Mr. Freeman had tried to lift up her skirt until Mr. Arkin intervened. A woman described as a senior member of the production staff of “Now You See Me,” a 2013 movie, said Mr. Freeman would routinely comment on her physical appearance and that of her assistant.

Three reporters said that Mr. Freeman made inappropriate comments to them during publicity events to promote coming films. One reporter, Chloe Melas of CNN, said that, during an interview last year for “Going in Style,” when she was six months pregnant, Mr. Freeman looked her up and down and told her, “You are ripe.” A camera caught Mr. Freeman saying “Boy, do I wish I was there,” directed toward Ms. Melas. CNN aired the video with the remark on Thursday.

“Right when I walked into the room, he began to make sexually suggestive comments to me,” Ms. Melas, one of the authors of the CNN report, said on air Thursday. “As an entertainment reporter for over a decade, it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.”

That was totally inappropriate from a leading man … a leading man who is 80 years old, that is.

From a 60-year-old Morgan Freeman in 1998, well, that would have been rather flattering, not to mention kind of sexy. But 80-year-old Morgan Freeman is just gross!

Seriously, after a long working career as an actor without much stardom, a middle-aged Freeman first came to widespread notice in the 1987 movie Street Smart playing a pimp. He has often remarked since then that he was pretty good at portraying a bad guy and wouldn’t mind more chances to do it again. He has often implied that he doesn’t find the thought processes of criminals and villains so wholly alien to him that he could not act them out.

But shortly afterward, Hollywood began typecasting Freeman as a saint and even as a Manifestation of the Divine Godhead.

This led to some incongruities, such as when a car crash led to the revelation of Freeman’s Woody Allen-like affair with his, IIRC, step-granddaughter.

In general, most people who become successful acting stars have an above-average abundance of sexual energy — that’s a sizable part of what we the public respond to in them — along with more opportunities to indulge those energies. So it’s not always a prudent idea to saddle actors with sanctimonious images, such as the Numinous Negro one bestowed upon Freeman.

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  1. “I didn’t do it, Red; lawyer fucked me.”

  2. I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy lech-ing or get busy acting.

  3. KenH says:

    He has often implied that he doesn’t find the thought processes of criminals and villains so wholly alien to him that he could not act them out.

    Probably because it’s ingrained in the DNA of his race. Crime comes naturally to many blacks and they don’t see what all the fuss is about.

    • Troll: AndrewR
    • Replies: @iffen
  4. Altai says:

    To be fair the instigating comments that lead to this flood was him saying ‘I wish I was there’ to a 6 months pregnant woman… (Anything that causes the likes of Michael Caine to do a double take probably crossing a line)

    Don’t forget those rumours about him and his step granddaughter…

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
  5. “As an entertainment reporter for over a decade, it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.” ”

    I very much doubt that.

  6. I know he’s just used to portray the Numinous Negro on screen, and that in real life he’s a totally different person (like, not a Numinous Negro, just an ordinary black guy with probably somewhat above average intelligence), but since I liked all the characters he played and also the way he portrayed them, I also liked him, on a level. So I don’t like this news. I hope he won’t be jailed.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @AnotherDad
  7. The man learned how to fly airplanes, worked his way up to jets, and eventually bought and piloted his own SJ30.

    That airplane can cross a continent or an ocean with just one pilot, as long as he knows what he is doing. Mr. Freeman knew what he was doing. (Too bad his high level of whatever manifested itself as creepy-old-man behavior at work.)

    When he bought his SJ30, he flew it himself across the Atlantic Ocean home to America.


    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    , @BB753
    , @Anon
  8. @Altai

    Of course.

    But he’ll always be my favorite Numinous Negro.

  9. @Buzz Mohawk

    He had to be at least somewhat above average to be able to portray really smart Diverse Geniuses.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Bosch
  10. J.Ross says: • Website

    It’s an attack on competence. Arrested Development was a highly praised comedy series. They were going to bring it back and were having interviews with the cast. One cast member is the infamous tranny-fondler Jeffrey Tambor, who has been in just about everything TV-wise (he was Murray the long-suffering producer on Max Headroom). The incompetent female interviewer burst into tears over the truly unforgivable and inhuman crimes of the monsyer known as Tambor. One of the main Development castmembers broke in to defend his long-time coworker and the whole room went silent. Now the reunion itself is in doubt.
    It’s jealousy as policy.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  11. … a car crash led to the revelation of Freeman’s Woody Allen-like affair with his, IIRC, step-granddaughter.

    He should have stuck to driving Miss Daisy.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  12. Svigor says:

    #metoo is obviously an antisemitic and racist pogrom against Jews and Blacks; proof positive that the American regime is an antisemitic, racist tyranny.

    • Replies: @Altai
  13. anon[340] • Disclaimer says:

    For those keeping score at home, this is two of the three male leads from the movie Se7en.

    The third, Brad Pitt, is making his own movie about #MeToo.

    He, of course, could never be #MeTooed, due to the fact that he’s still Brad Pitt.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @TheJester
  14. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    The men who read Unz seem to be very upright respectable men who have no idea how men in the entertainment industry and certain non Whites behave towards women

    Just because you’ve never done such things don’t think other men are like you.

  15. @reiner Tor

    By that logic, Denise Richards must be smart because she played a nuclear physicist in a James Bond movie. Similarly, I seem to recall that Keanu Reeves was casted as a brilliant scientist in Chain Reaction – opposite Morgan Freeman, who played his evil genius mentor. If you add up the IQs of Denise Richards and Keanu Reeves, you’d probably have a double-digit number.

  16. anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe this one will be a bridge too far. Inappropriate staring? These women in serious jobs need legal protection for their feelings?

    This has a sense of French Revolution excesses. One alleged victim who didn’t. “me too”, was accused of being mean. Female cofounder, Lori McCeary:

    “Two former senior level Revelations employees said McCreary would openly mock women who had to leave work early for family commitments and school functions. McCreary also allegedly said that some employees couldn’t handle big workloads because they had to “run home” to their families and therefore couldn’t stay late at work, according to one of the sources. She openly advocated for work-life balance, that source said, but she would make “snide” remarks to those who left work early”

    How is this “something”?.

    • Replies: @Aaron Smith
  17. iffen says:

    Whatever. He is a goddamn fucking good actor.

  18. Garlic says:

    It’s amazing the low hanging fruit the #metooers haven’t gotten to yet: rock and rollers.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @Anon
    , @J.Ross
  19. Thirty seconds in, Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman!
    Cosby was in 260 episodes and Freeman appeared in 780. Mel Brooks is also given billing for 780 episodes on IMDB.

    The Electric Company Season 1 1971

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  20. @anon

    But even Brad Pitt will turn 80 someday, if he lives long enough. Or maybe in his case it will take until he’s 90.

  21. Anonymous[171] • Disclaimer says:

    re: comments found “creepy” and “unwanted”

    “The Supreme Court has roundly rejected prior restraint, Dude.”

  22. @Anon

    Thank you, Miss 257. I guess it’s a women’s prerogative to change her mind from one day to the next.

  23. Kirt says:

    Probably a good thing that Freeman will now have better things to do than spending his last years promoting war against Russia.

    • Replies: @utu
  24. @anon

    As other posters here have said, feminism has lapsed into total incoherence: on the one hand, we’re told that a pat on the butt, an inappropriate joke or even an overlong stare is enough to cause the average woman a lifetime of psychic trauma. But then we’re also told that women are, aside from the obvious anatomic variation, no different than men, no more psychologically fragile or emotional and thus are equally well suited to become e.g. Navy SEALs.

    Maybe I’m just especially stoic (doubt it) but 90%+ of this #MeT00 stuff goes under the heading of “who cares?” And most guys have experienced similar or worse (hazing/bullying, getting cruised, the occasional straight woman who just can’t take a hint). Just one of the many minor indignities of life. If it’s the worst thing that ever happens to you then consider yourself lucky.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  25. Altai says:

    The real low hanging fruit is producers and directors. (Both film and music) After Weinstein things started to die down on that front and like the Saudi royal family trying to export Jihad, it went off to disabled PBS classic music radio hosts nobody had ever heard of and the like.

    Brett Ratner got done, but weirdly it wasn’t a media storm. Everyone just knows now, but there was no two minutes of hate for him.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  26. Spud Boy says:

    “…unwanted touching to sexually suggestive comments…”

    Oh, the humanity!

  27. Anonymous[304] • Disclaimer says:

    But…doesn’t Soetoro count as “numinous?” Then again he could never live down the “Magic” Negro moniker. Freeman, by the way, has zero credibility whenever he narrates a cable show having to do with astronomy, cosmology etc. Even numinosity (is there such a word?) has an expiration date. ‘Jes’ mah oh-pinyon (as Miss Daisy’s driver might have said).

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  28. iffen says:


    I can’t believe you let that obscentity laced comment go through. Are you okay?

  29. Olorin says:

    In general, most people who become successful acting stars have an above-average abundance of sexual energy — that’s a sizable part of what we the public respond to in them

    That’s why parents who try to raise their children outside of the influence of Challahwood are considered all kinds of weird…even though it’s clear that the main product of that industry is sexual obsession, promiscuity, and accelerating degeneracy. Any sane person who values their genetics and their kids would want to protect them from it.

    I’m pondering lately: what other Cave of the Glowing Back Wall has ever had sex for the sake of sex as its specific product?

    I’m no expert on theatre traditions…but the Greek cave/wall was sacred drama, as were many Indo-Aryan shadow plays and dance traditions.

    The Anglo-American theater traditions from Elizabeth I onward were generally morality plays or historic epics; the sex was in there as a contributing element of character (e.g., Lady Macbeth or Lizzie Bennet or Mattie Silver) but not the sole one. The transformative element was intended to elevate, not erode.

    The drama of medieval and older North Sea/North Atlantic people was moral and mnemotechnic in nature–and in epic traditions, you didn’t act them out, you sang them. HWAET!

    By contrast for nearly a century Challahwood has been about sex, sex, sex. Sex as a commodity, an obsession, an addiction. A ding an sich. Out of that addiction, all sorts of derivative degeneracy, all geared toward the obsessive erotic, a product bought per unit with markup, designed to tickle increasingly extreme but eventually extinguished/numb pleasure centers in the brain.

    So we can view all this Pound Me Too stuff as some people finally waking up to the fact that they’re sick of it…and that it has hurt all along. They’re waking up as all sleepers forced out of the Cave and into the sunlight, not with a whimper but a scream.

    If that’s true, this would be one of the more salubrious developments I’ve witnessed. Morgan Freeman’s worth about $150 million, so I think he’ll be able to buy his way out of the accusations and still live pretty well despite them.

    I figure a lot of the Pound Me Too screeching is against men who should have known better, and that part of the screeching is that the gals in question realize they too should have known better. And now both sexes are told to blame each other for not having set the boundary.

    This is why I warn young men to run their course more shipshape and Bristol fashion; these current exemplars are useful charts for Scylla and Charybdis.

    And remember: Kundry doesn’t wake up to the gravity of her misbehavior and seek redemption without a hecka mess of pain.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Pericles
  30. @Anonymous Bosch

    Don’t forget that Denise Richards was a startrip trooper as well as a nuclear physicist, so she’s brawny as well as brainy. Right?

  31. @Chris Mallory

    Seeing The Electric Company on an HBD blog suddenly makes me notice that show was like a letter from the future: half black, one sixth Puerto Rican, one sixth Jewish and a token white gentile.

    Two #MeToo-ers so far but only one of them seems like an actual criminal.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  32. Anon[288] • Disclaimer says:

    You don’t have to have sex with someone to get a job in rock and roll. What’s more, the groupies chase the musicians and quite often choose to live with them for awhile, and everyone knows that.

  33. @J.Ross

    Tambor, who has been in just about everything TV-wise (he was Murray the long-suffering producer on Max Headroom)

    How dare you forget his turn on The Ropers as Jeffrey P. Brookes III?

    • Replies: @njguy73
    , @Loretta
  34. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    You think the comments “ you are ripe” and “ I wish I was there” referring to a reproductive area are acceptable from a black man to aWhite woman?

    You respectable polite guys have no idea how black men routinely talk to women.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @AndrewR
  35. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    I think freeman is gross and disgusting, especially that horrible pompous sanctimonious god awful voice.

    I can’t stand to listen to it when I’ve got the TV on and his voice comes on for a commercial

    Ugh yuck

  36. 2023: All actors are asexual to avoid lawsuits

    2029: All actors are robots to avoid all offensive behaviour

    • Replies: @ThirdWorldSteveReader
  37. anon[189] • Disclaimer says:
    @Aaron Smith

    Part of it is based on conflating feeling safe with being safe. Imagine if he had said, in public, that a woman has a fat butt? Nothing because that is a crime that dare not speak its name.

  38. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Aaron Smith

    How dare you touch someon let alone in the butt. In most criminal codes touching on breast buttocks or thighs is an enhanced assault and battery sex offense
    Assault and battery is not just beating someone up. It’s any kind of touch.
    Keep your lecherous hands to yourself.

    If you worked with gay men who were constantly coming in to you and pawing you in the behind you’d sure think differently

    Go ahead, check the criminal code in your state about touching someone on breastfeeding buttocks and thighs.

    It’s a criminal sex offense. And those laws were codified hundreds of years ago long before the me too movement.

    • Replies: @willieskull68
  39. anon[204] • Disclaimer says:

    Oh no, God committed sexual improprieties! Or at least the guy who always plays God.

    Keep the #MeToos coming Hollywood. Couldn’t have happened to a better bunch of hypocrites.

  40. JohnnyD says:

    I’ve noticed that the “Me Too” Movement doesn’t discriminate: white guys , black guys, Jewish guys, Hispanic guys, and even guys who like transexuals…it doesn’t matter! Any guy with an awesome job is in danger.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  41. @Anonymous Bosch

    Reeves might not be a big brain, but search for “Keanu Reeves 3 gun” and you might be shocked.

    Also don’t forget Dolph Lundgren has a masters in chemical engineering so once again, you never know.

    • Replies: @BB753
    , @Svigor
  42. @Altai

    That Dan Schiederman isn’t in chains shows me we haven’t seen the end of this ride.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @J.Ross
  43. Altai says:
    @Jack Hanson

    That’s part of the reason I think the media is still going strong on this after so long despite often going with nothing stories. (Max Landis anyone?) They know the rumours about the really appalling stuff and know it can only be fended off for so long.

  44. Hhsiii says:
    @Anonymous Bosch

    Richards and Reeves are probably within 5-10 points either side of 100. Ok, more likely 90 than 110.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  45. KenH says:

    Awww. Freeman must be one of your favorite magic negroes.

    • Replies: @iffen
  46. @Hhsiii

    A couple of decades ago, Keanu Reeves was in a bad motorcycle crash driving fast in the dark in winding Malibu Canyon (IIRC). When he finally got out of the hospital, he said something to the effect of, “Just because I’m in the movies doesn’t mean I always make smart decisions.”

    Which shows a certain meta-wisdom.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    , @Brutusale
    , @Svigor
  47. BB753 says:
    @Jack Hanson

    Being able to shoot well only means he’s slightly above average.

  48. BB753 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Can you get a license to fly a jet-plane like the SJ30 when you’re over seventy years of age? Could you pass the medical tests and other requirements?
    My father used to fly Cessnas for fun but didn’t even bother renewing his pilot license after it expired in his mid-sixties, though he was still in pretty good shape. He said he wouldn’t pass the medical tests. Now he’s just turned 80, and still drives his car without prescription glasses. Maybe my dad was wrong or he didn’t have Morgan Freeman’s money?

  49. @Anonymous

    Freeman’s interest in astronomy seems refreshingly genuine, but he lost me when he confused (if I recall correctly) a solar (stellar) system with a galaxy. It wasn’t just a verbal typo.

    • Replies: @Simon in London
  50. From a 60-year-old Morgan Freeman in 1998, well, that would have been rather flattering, not to mention kind of sexy. But 80-year-old Morgan Freeman is just gross!

    Marsha Winfield once remarked on the claim that older men make better lovers because they last longer. “Who wants to f*** an old man for a long time?”

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  51. @Anon

    You respectable polite guys have no idea how black men routinely talk to women.

    Please enlighten us.

  52. @Steve Sailer

    I once got a speeding ticket on my motorcycle there.

    The cop actually thanked me for pulling over.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  53. @Pat Kittle

    In 1976 I got sideswiped by a pickup truck speeding the opposite direction in Malibu Canyon. It was going so fast the teens riding on the flatbed in the back were bouncing off the interior walls like pinballs.

    Ah, the 1970s!

  54. @BB753

    Arnold Palmer stopped flying around 80 or so.

  55. Just desserts. The Left, eating its own guts from the inside out. Most of the #metoo guys are hard core feminists, too. Actual feminists who are rapists. Mean, to masquerade as a feminist and then rape women.

  56. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Almost Missouri

    The Electric Company had a great sketch of unrepentant Oppositional Defiant Disorder that should be shown to every child: a man refuses to put a paper bag on his head when a whistle blows, even though Not-Muppets explain that this is the local rule.

  57. J.Ross says: • Website

    I suspect that, besides the reasons offered, this is also because they know a musician would fight back, and the whole idea is to attack somebody who thinks apologizing will work. You can imagine somebody coming after Tommy Lee and him saying, “Okay, let’s go to the tape.”

    • Replies: @njguy73
  58. @TelfoedJohn

    2033: acting is forbidden by the High Commissar due to being potentially inducive of offensive thoughts.

  59. TheBoom says:

    Lesson: become a moral authority and you deserve to pay a greater price

    I would be more concerned about what is happening to my favorite magical negro if he had stuck to acting. Instead, he started lecturing us plebs on the need to crown Queen Hillary and, upon her loss to Putin, he started working with the defender of Malibu beaches (from working class and middle class invaders), Rob Reiner, to lecture us about Putin controlling the country. Once you start being a moral authority, even if you are a magical negro, you set yourself up for greater scrutiny than the average person.

    Another positive of someone with so much goodwill as Freeman getting sucked into #MeToo is that more people may notice the conflict between the idea that women are supposedly brave and tough yet they are easily traumatized by suboptimal language. If you are an executive, does this #MeToo make you more or less likely to hire a woman, especially if you are an evil white male with no magical skills?

  60. @BB753

    He bought it when he was 72 and flew it himself, but he has a pilot now. The FAA has no age limit for private pilots, but the physical is every two years if you’re over 40. The age limit for commercial pilots is now 65.

    • Replies: @BB753
  61. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jack Hanson

    There have been severe rumors (and worse than rumors) about kid’s show producer Dan Schneider for years, longer than people have been talking about Weinstein. Lately Schneider, who is normally very vocal on social media, has been quiet, and it came out kadt week that his house in Encino has been put up for sale.
    Eric Schneiderman the former NY AG is pretty much royalty, approaching the level of Huma’s girlfriend, so if he falls it will be after other people.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  62. iffen says:

    You don’t understand what magic negro means. It is just a phrase that you read.

  63. @Reg Cæsar

    Who wants to f Marsha Warfield?

    Also, who knew that Alan Arkin was a white knight?

  64. utu says:

    This make sense . I tried to understand what made him do this Russia thing. Who did he owe something? How did they get to him? This things might be connected. It was either preemptive or he was already in trouble?

  65. @Anon

    to repeat the posters point; WHO CARES

  66. @J.Ross

    Schneider’s foot fetish is totally in your face once you start looking into it, to say nothing of his being the father of Jamie Lynn Spears.

    Personally I wonder when the horror stories surrounding Glee are going to come out.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    , @BB753
  67. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    BFD he ruins every movie he’s in.

  68. Trelane says:

    This is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before

    • Replies: @AnotherGuessModel
  69. njguy73 says:

    How dare you forget his turn on The Ropers as Jeffrey P. Brookes III?

    Four words: Hey, Now! Hank Kingsley.

    Thank you and drive through.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  70. anonymous[229] • Disclaimer says:

    Ponder no more. The golden age of erotic Hindu sculptures, the golden age of 18th century French oil painting (Boucher, Watteau for example), and the golden age of shameless Greek vases. There are analogous examples. Each of which were obsessed over by their contemporaries.

    That was three, smart guy.

    In my opinion, which of course I hope you realize you have no basis for knowing whether you should care about it or not beyond these three paragraphs, you are very intelligent, and dopey insults like “Challawood” are beneath someone with your obvious level of intelligence. (There were about a thousand 20th century Americans with influence of a significant kind in Hollywood, for better or worse. Do the statistics, think about all the Episcopalians and Roman Catholics and atheists and worse out there, and you will see why I am calling you out for that slow-witted pun).

  71. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Hollywood is one of the biggest shackles on the people of this country.

    Flush it all. Twice.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  72. njguy73 says:
    @Jack Hanson

    Personally I wonder when the horror stories surrounding Glee are going to come out.

    Here’s some bits from the book written by the girl who played the Latino cheerleader:

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  73. BB753 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Which raises another question? How can Morgan Freeman afford a private jet – “plane?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  74. @Trelane

    That’s because we’ve only now reached the Reign of Terror phase in the Sexual Revolution, if you are inclined to view it that way.

  75. @BB753

    How can Morgan Freeman afford a private jet

    He’s Morgan Freeman? He has an agent who knows how one of the most famous actors of the last 30 years can make a lot of money?

    • Replies: @BB753
  76. BB753 says:
    @Jack Hanson

    They are already coming out. Keith Monteith died of an overdose (how convenient). Mark Salling, pedophile, commits suicide. Google the Glee producer Ryan Murphy. Gay as hell.
    And it all leads to Geffen, but he will be the last to take the fall, if it ever happens.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    , @Brutusale
  77. BB753 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I thought only male leading actors could make the kind of money needed to afford such a lifestile.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    , @Anon
  78. @Anon

    “The men who read Unz seem to be very upright respectable men who have no idea how men in the entertainment industry and certain non Whites behave towards women” We also have a pretty good idea of how the women in the entertainment industry behave.

  79. @njguy73

    I figure when the lead kills himself via drug OD and one of the supporting male leads is found with a few gigs of child porn there are some monsters under the surface.

    Edit: I did not realise both male leads killed themselves.

    Did not know there was a book tho. Thank you.

  80. @BB753

    Holy shit he did kill himself. And yeah the producer is gay AF. I remember seeing the “searching for the next GLEE start” and the episode I saw was him trying to get the Christian home schooled kid to do homo shit nonstop.

  81. Freeman got one of his earliest big breaks on the PBS show “The Electric Company”.

  82. @Tom Neumann

    She was a Navy pilot in Starship Troopers.

    • Replies: @Rex Little
    , @Harry Baldwin
  83. @Pat Kittle

    Solar System was actually used for Galaxy in old texts, certainly in the 1920s-1940s, maybe a bit later. So it’s archaic but not totally without foundation.

  84. Anon[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @reiner Tor

    Hasn’t he gone public promoting the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory?

  85. @Tom Neumann

    she’s brawny as well as brainy

    Brawny, brainy, and breasty. What’s not to like?

  86. Realist says:

    Seriously, after a long working career as an actor without much stardom, a middle-aged Freeman first came to widespread notice in the 1987 movie Street Smart playing a pimp. He has often remarked since then that he was pretty good at portraying a bad guy and wouldn’t mind more chances to do it again. He has often implied that he doesn’t find the thought processes of criminals and villains so wholly alien to him that he could not act them out.

    Morgan Freeman has been a token black in movies for decades.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  87. TTSSYF says:

    Never liked him; always thought he was pretentious, with whatever you call that verbal style of his, and a phony. The fawning over him has been disgusting (I still remember Gwyneth Paltrow gushing about how “sexy” he was when “Seven” came out). What really finished me off with him was when I watched him interviewed and he said that, if he could, he would “vote for Obama over and over and over agaaain.”

  88. @anonymous

    Hollywood is one of the biggest shackles on the people of this country.

    Hollywood’s products, movies and TV, and responsible for the bad image the USA has in the rest of the world. That, and CNN.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  89. NOTA says:
    @Aaron Smith

    Plenty of the stories from the #metoo people are genuinely nasty–rape, sexual assault, “sleep with me or you’re fired,” and the like. But a bunch of the stories that come out are pretty trivial, and when they are alleged against a famous person, they get way more media attention than the much worse cases where the perp was some nobody. Once again, the media is a distorting filter.

  90. @Aaron Smith

    In one breath, feminists boast about how “tough” they are. In the next, they are delicate little flowers terrified of their own shadow.

  91. bomag says:

    I agree with KenH’s statement.

    Do you really think it is false?

    It is one of the truths we should come to grips with if we want to build a better society.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  92. @BB753

    Various internet sources say he makes $5 million to $10 million a film. Accounts of his net worth range from 100 million to 200 million with the 200 million reported in news stories from the last 24 hours. Commercials and investment income would have to be figured out too.

    • Replies: @BB753
  93. After centuries of women gradually gaining personal liberty and autonomy, this sort of nonsense will create a societal reaction back to Sharia Law where women are forced to wear the hijab and not allowed to drive a car.

  94. @Simon in London

    She was a Navy pilot in Starship Troopers.

    In the book on which the movie was based, it was explicitly stated that most of the pilots were women.

  95. @Realist

    In Tom Wolfe’s book, “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” the judge was Jewish. In the 1990 film of the book, this character was turned into a black judge played by Morgan Freeman.

  96. @Simon in London

    I give Denise Richards credit for playing herself as an idiot-activist on the 30 Rock episode “Idiots Are People Three!”

    Sample dialog:

    Denise Richards : Idiots can do anything we put our minds to. I played a nucular scientist in a James Bonk movie.

  97. @reiner Tor

    I liked all the characters he played and also the way he portrayed them, I also liked him

    Not me.

    I think he’s a talented guy with good charisma, but i’ve long been thoroughly sick of seeing his mug pop up to be the wise, benelovent, intelligent black-man, standing for righteous goodness against those evil scheming white gentiles. After about the 10th time it’s no longer even a joke, just the Hollyweird boot stomping on the white man’s face forever.

    • Agree: MBlanc46
  98. Celebrities seem so insecure, so worried about how there perceived. As an 80 year old, Morgan could have said “I appreciate pretty women, and I won’t apologize for saying so” but alas this is what we got yesterday. “I Apologize To Anyone Who Felt Uncomfortable Or Disrespected” Morgan Freeman.

    In other news Dave Grohl, of the Foo Fighters and formerly of Nirvana Wants To Apologize To The World For ‘Massive Jerk’ Trump because he’s ashamed. WTF, even if Trump is a jerk, why is it important that Dave apologize to the world? Does that mean he might sell a few more albums in Mexico?

  99. Anon[274] • Disclaimer says:

    Morgan Freeman is a leading actor- a leading voice actor. Moreover, he works a lot and is always in demand.

  100. A black guy making lewd comments to women! Hold the presses? Film at 11?

    Isn’t this just about the most dog bites man story ever?

    The man bites dog story would be this:

    Breaking, News 7 investigation: We have found Michael Earl Smith, an African American man, 74 from Pigsknuckle Arkansas, who–our lengthy News 7 investigation reveals–appears to have never made a lewd comment to a woman (not his wife) in his entire life.

  101. One of the ludicrous aspects to contemporary politics is that pretty much the only demographic group of men who–mostly–adhere to the genteel standard of behavior toward women that feminists claim to want, are the font-of-all-evil white gentiles. More specifically NW European white gentiles.

    Yet feminists are in the coalition of the fringes alliance with various more vibrant–less genteel–types to denounce and defenstrate precisely these NW-euro males,


    Come the caliphate, Ms. Melas will, of course, have nothing to worry about. She will not be subject to any workplace harassment, because she’ll be kept barefoot and pregnant at home where she belongs.

  102. Brutusale says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Reeves is part Asian and a musician as well, which leads me to believe he’s smarter than we give him credit for.

    Playing an iconic airhead in your first major role just might typecast an actor.

  103. Brutusale says:

    Isn’t Murphy now being pimped as the most important guy in entertainment?

    • Replies: @BB753
  104. @Aaron Smith

    When I first entered the work place I was taken aback at how brazen some woman were. They had a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush and it was all taken in stride. I think I got laid at every job I ever worked at before I went self employed…….now I never get laid……LOL ……damn I miss those days.

  105. @BB753

    Can you get a license to fly a jet-plane like the SJ30 when you’re over seventy years of age? Could you pass the medical tests and other requirements?

    My mother, a physician and FAA examiner, yanked my dads license for single/twin prop VFR/IFR back in the 1970’s over his declining hearing ability. As I recall, eyesight and hearing were the two biggest issues, but I’m sure the physical includes things like BP problems that might cause loss of consciousness and/or mental decline like dementia.

    Obviously current pilots/examiners can provide more/better info.

  106. AndrewR says:

    There’s some truth to what KenH said, but it was phrased in such a highly crude manner that one wonders why you are choosing to defend it so passionately.

    One of the truths that many alt-righters need to come to grips with is that, just because a claim would trigger an SJW, it doesn’t mean that that claim is “true.” Just because a phrase would upset an SJW doesn’t mean you should use it. Horseshoe theory is too true…

    • Replies: @bomag
  107. He was great in Lean on Me, but that was 30 years ago. He didn’t have the same gravitas then.

  108. BB753 says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Ok, but you need over 10 million dollars a year in net income to afford a house in Hollywood and whatever other real state he surely owns elsewhere, the maids and the rest of the help, bodyguards, a private airplane, to be able to eat out every day in fancy restaurants, 5 stars hotels, expensive whores, drugs, etc.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  109. anon[220] • Disclaimer says:

    Visa is suspending its marketing campaign with Morgan Freeman following a CNN investigation that uncovered a pattern of alleged harassment and inappropriate behavior by the actor.
    “We are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mr. Freeman. At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured,” the company said late Thursday.

    If the guy is ‘consensus’ mean, this seems ok.

  110. @BB753

    Maybe if you are Morgan Freeman you don’t pick up many restaurant checks?

    There are lots of ways to make money if you are a world famous movie star, such as doing TV commercials in Japan and corporate events in America. If Malcolm Gladwell was getting paid, say, $50k per speech to address corporate sales conferences, how much would they pay Morgan Freeman, star of their salesmen’s favorite movie The Shawshank Redemption, to give a one hour speech combining funny behind the scenes anecdotes involving other movie stars and summing up with some inspiring motivation?

    Movie stars also generally do really well on real estate appreciation. Russian oligarchs have been buying up movie stars houses in the Hollywood Hills, knocking them down, and building giant mansions. Oligarchs watch movies too and so they want to move to the Hills of Beverly.

    • Agree: BB753
  111. BB753 says:

    Look at the list of actors he’s cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Martin (gays), Mathew Morrison (bi), Mark Salling (pedophile), etc. It seems to me that he’s doing tbe pimping.

    If all the Hollywood gay and pedo producers, diectors and actors were metooed and sentenced to jail, there’d be very few people left to run the business.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  112. njguy73 says:

    #MeToo doesn’t apply to anyone who’s ever been a Rolling Stone, or to any of the original members of Led Zeppelin, KISS, or Motley Crue. To them, harassing women is pretty much in the job description.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  113. njguy73 says:

    Look at the list of actors he’s cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Martin (gays), Mathew Morrison (bi), Mark Salling (pedophile), etc. It seems to me that he’s doing tbe pimping.

    And there’s Kevin McHale (not to be confused with the NBA star.) He played the wheelchair-bound nerd on Glee. One minute Naya Rivera claimed that McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz (who played the goth Asian girl) were an item, and the next minute McHale comes out as gay in a tweet.

    We do live in a pornocracy. The entire entertainment field is one. Anyone will say they’re gay/straight/binary/intersex/whatever if it means getting publicity. Whatever selves they ever had, they sold them for a few pieces of silver.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @J.Ross
  114. njguy73 says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    “analysts of gang culture say it seems logical to seek American assistance, because today’s British gangs consciously ape American gang ambitions and style, from the bling to the lingo. They talk in a street patois shaped by U.S. rap lyrics, use noms de guerre lifted straight from American gangster films and crime dramas, and choose such icons as Don Corleone, Al Pacino’s Scarface or Baltimore ganglord Stringer Bell of “The Wire” TV series as their avatars on social-networking sites. ‘These teenage gangsters are creating their own criminal worlds, and in their minds it’s very much an Americanized world…’’ said Carl Fellstrom, an expert on England’s gangs.”

    Mark Signorelli commented:

    Such words should be a source of unending shame to every decent American…Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States enjoyed a global influence unlike anything ever seen before, or likely ever to be seen again. We could have used that unprecedented hegemony to share our tradition of federal republican government; we could have used it to spread an affection for the great literary monuments of our native tongue; we could have used it to exalt and improve human nature wherever we encountered it. Instead, we took our power as an opportunity to export cheese-burgers and rap music, and allow a rapacious few to stuff their pockets with exploitative lucre. That is the cultural legacy of America. We wasted the very best chance mankind has ever had to advance the cultural conditions of our species, and there are just no words to express how sad that is.

  115. AndrewR says:

    Is this Tiny Duck’s white racist alterego?

  116. @iffen

    He is a goddamn fucking good actor.

    You saw him in the act and it was so great you profaned the Deity? You do get around, don’t you.

  117. @anonymous

    Ah, the anonymous poster complains about the perspicacious assessment of modern culture by invoking the inapt triad of Hindu eroticism, French degeneracy and the misguided citation of the Greek representation of human beauty.

    You are zero for three. And no one cares about the opinion of a philophaster, and especially a slow-witted philophaster like you.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  118. @Anonymous Bosch

    You are hurting the feelings of my Magic Negro, and, by extension, my own feelings as well. It’s like very mean or something. Don’t do this!

  119. TheJester says:

    Only the Best should Respond.

    Social studies have determined that 95% of sexual encounters are initiated by women. It’s subtle. Women can’t be aggressive; that’s a turnoff. So, they are passive aggressive. They signal; men respond. This makes sense. It gives women control over who impregnates them.

    Hollywood is a special case of this. Actresses are in the business of sexually signaling producers, directors, and their audiences how “hot” they are. That’s their product; that’s why they get hired; that’s what they get paid for. Producers, directors, and audiences are in the business of responding to their signals. In the audiences, women want to be them; men want to be with them. That’s what fuels the industry.

    It doesn’t help that many actresses “sleep” their way to the top. Indeed, from Empress Theodora to the present, actresses have had a pretty seamy reputation … perhaps one step above prostitution. So, it is easy to see how there could be misunderstandings: women broadcasting on 10,000 watts but claiming after the fact that the signals don’t mean anything at all … especially when they catch the attention of old, disgusting, and “over the hill” directors. Now, if it had been Brad Pitt, it would have been a different story,

    Only the Best … and to Hell with the Rest.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  120. Svigor says:

    That’s your White Privilege talking. Blacks, Jews, and homosexuals have been dramatically over-represented among the accused.

  121. Svigor says:
    @Jack Hanson

    It’s a shame they couldn’t find something more sensible for 3 Gun than a shotgun. A silenced .22., SA rifle with a barrel under 9 inches, anything.

  122. Svigor says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Whoever said success is harder to handle than adversity was right.

  123. This is amazing. I recall that when I was a wee bairn I preferred Sesame Street to The Electric Company, mostly because I didn’t care for the creepy jive talking main character.

    I never realized this was Morgan Freeman, who would go on to become Hollywoods’s idea of God on the throne.

    It’s interesting to note that Freeman is few weeks older than Cosby even though the Coz was a household name decades before Freeman hit it big.. He has a small role in Brubaker, the 1980 Redford prison film, playing a crazed inmate in solitary confinement. He’s nearly unrecognizable in it compared to his later persona.

    Cosby’s conviction is especially troubling in that he paid multimillions in hush money to his main Howard Stern lookalike accuser

    It’s gettin’ so a businessman can’t expect no return from a fixed fight. Now, if you can’t trust a fix, what can you trust? For a good return, you gotta go bettin’ on chance – and then you’re back with anarchy, right back in the jungle.

    jokes aside if liberals have decided that contracts and by extension the rule of law no longer have to be honored because metoo then maybe the next time this situation arises that settlement money will be spent on ex-Mossad agents with orders to terminate with extreme prejudice.

  124. @njguy73

    Well it isn’t harassment if you enjoy it.

  125. @njguy73

    Well the original point I was replying to was about how long Tambor has been acting. The Ropers predates Max Headroom, while The Larry Sanders Show followed it.

  126. J.Ross says: • Website

    There was a really long, bizarre, anonymous, uncheckable story on 4chan’s tv board the other day, a Crazy Days And Nights type thing, about an up-and-coming producer forcing her significant other to adopt completely different personae to illustrate lgbtqpmf sincerity. One week he’s claiming to be a tranny, the next he’s straight. This isn’t the one whose career is taking off, it’s the boyfriend of the one whose career is taking off, getting unrequested thespian training to help someone he’s not married to. Whether this specific story is true or not, it represents a satirical truth about the culture and its “Wiz”-like fashion-morality. There would be some great movies coming out now if Hollywood still made movies and if screenwriters were capable of self-criticism.

  127. @TheJester

    Justinian the Great is The Great only because of his actress/model/whatever wife Empress Theodora stiffened his spine in c. 532 AD when the Blue and Green chariot racing team fans had merged to take over Constantinople. Justinian was ready to flee into exile, but Theodora announced she’d die on her throne and that shamed the men of the court to send their soldiers to make a deal with one set of fans and slaughter the other set.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @TheJester
  128. Svigor says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Only cause she knew “death” for her meant becoming somebody else’s concubine.

  129. Loretta says:

    My first ever comment on unz, but I just had to say “OMG! They made an American version of George & Mildred!!!!”

  130. TheJester says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I assume that meant that Theodora not only had the estrual ability to seduce Justinian, she also had the ability to enthrall the court. Let’s guess she knew how to leverage that. If Justinian had fled, she would have found a new “emperor” to take his place to avoid, as Svigor says, becoming someone else’s concubine.

    Catherine the Great of Russia appears to have been another of these female personalities … except that she knew how to use sex to exploit the old codgers in the aristocracy as she elevated herself from courtesan to empress in her own right. Maybe Theodora could have learned something from her.

    Harvey Weinstein must really be in the dumps by now. All of that historical wealth, power, and influence … and he can no longer find actresses to sleep with him who won’t publicly gossip on the web about his sexual impotence and his other crude and disgusting habits. Life is unfair. Finding yourself an old codger in the Age of Feminism really sucks!

  131. bomag says:

    I found it more pithy than crude, but maybe I’m off base.

    Our sensitivity meter is dialed pretty soft on these matters; we could use a little more bluntness.


    This post reminds me of a recent online exchange where a Black guy complained about White sensitivity to crime, with the implication that we should just accept higher crime rates. I found that troubling, but also refreshing; we’re usually told higher crime rates are just ginned up oppression, not a reflection of underlying propensity.

    • LOL: AndrewR
  132. anonymous[229] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    I wasn’t complaining, idiot, I was helping you out. I agreed with you halfway.

    Of course you did not realize that, being, as far as I can tell from that comment, fairly stupid, with the reading skills of a midwit at best. MPAI my friend, and you are one of the MPAI.

  133. Olorin says:

    dopey insults like “Challawood” are beneath someone with your obvious level of intelligence

    Yeah, I felt that way when I first heard it from a Jewish guy I knew at one of the Big Three TV networks in NYC.

    But over time it grew on me.

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