Morgan freeman permanently banned from…
Morgan Freeman is among nearly 1,000 American citizens who’ve been permanently banned.
In response to sanctions imposed by the US government over Russia’s unpr0v0ked @[email protected] of [email protected], [email protected]’s foreign ministry released the names of 963 Americans who are no longer welcome in their country.
They include political figures like President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, as well as members of Congress, tech executives, and journalists, according to the Washington Post.
Freeman and fellow actor and filmmaker, Rob Reiner, are also on Russia’s shit list. While the foreign ministry didn’t offer any explanation for Freeman’s and Reiner’s inclusions, they were likely flagged for their participation in the Committee to Investigate Russia, a nonprofit launched in the wake of the 2016 presidential election to investigate Russia’s interference in our system of democracy.
Reiner sits on the nonprofit’s board of directors, while Freeman volunteered his time to narrate a PSA critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin released by the organization back in 2017.
In the clip, he says, “We have been @[email protected] We are at war. Imagine this movie script: a former KGB spy, angry at the collapse of his motherland, plots a course for reve’nge.
Taking advantage of the chaos, he works his way up through the ranks of a post-Soviet $u$$ia and becomes president. He establishes an authoritarian regime, then he sets his sights on his sworn enemy: the United States.”
Freeman and Reiner aren’t the only head-scratching names found on Ru$$ia’s list. Three deceased US Senators — John McCain, Harry Reid, and Orrin Hatch — are also permanently [email protected] from visiting effective immediately.