morgan freeman newtown facebook hoax Morgan Freeman hoax: Actor's supposed statement on Newtown isn't hisWhatever thoughts Morgan Freeman
has on the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, he hasn’t shared them
with the world. So that thing you saw Facebook over the weekend? Not
from him.

The actual post is real, but it came from “a dude named Mark in Vancouver,” according to a Reddit thread
about the post. The user who pointed it out says a “couple of us
thought it’d be funny, since it was a well written article, to attribute
it to Morgan Freeman.”

The post — which essentially blames the media for shooter Adam Lanza’s
mass murder at an elementary school — did indeed go viral, making the
Reddit front page and showing up on countless Facebook feeds.

A rep for Freeman, however, tells On the Red Carpet
that he didn’t write the post. “He did not write nor release this
statement,” the rep says. “To date he has not released any statement.”

Freeman’s actual Facebook page was last updated on Friday (Dec. 14) with a link to a “Today” show interview he did about his upcoming movie “Last Vegas.”