Social media blew up over the weekend with Oscar winner Morgan Freeman’s reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., but it turned out the words were not the actor’s, reports TheWrap.com.
Freeman’s publicist Stan Rosenfield declared Sunday that Freeman did not post anything or issue a statement. Freeman’s camp was attempting to find the perpetrator of the hoax.
The fake statement was incendiary, saying in part, "It’s because of the way the media reports it. Turn on the news and see how we treat the ‘Batman’ theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single ‘victim’ of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basement see the news and want to top it by doing something worse and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster instead of a sad nobody.”