Friday, 18 May 2012
Dark Knight Rises Hurt by Morgan Freeman Tea Party Comments?
Via The Guardian: "A Time Warner shareholder has accused the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman of using a press tour for the film Dolphin Tale to forward his own political agenda rather than promote the movie. When Freeman appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight show in September 2011 while promoting the family drama, he made a statement in which he labelled the US rightwing Tea Party movement racist over its opposition to president Barack Obama.
Citing statistics suggesting that US filmgoers of all persuasions are less likely to view films featuring stars who express political opinions differing from their own, a spokesperson for shareholder David Ridenour said Warner Bros, a Time Warner subsidiary, should take steps to ensure Morgan buttoned his lip while promoting his next movie with the studio, comic book tale The Dark Knight Rises...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.
*Read more from Ben Child: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/may/16/morgan-freeman-dark-knight-rises?c...
Is Hollywood liberal or conservative? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el-FTjfWYwc
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 02:52