Morgan Freeman has learned about twerking. And the world has the video to prove it.
While most of us have heard far too much about the sexually explicit dance style — thanks to awards shows and to Miley Cyrus — the legendary actor seems to have somehow missed out on the phenomenon. That has changed.
Freeman was a guest on HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” on Thursday (Aug. 29) when the host asked him to read headlines off the teleprompter. The actor, known for roles in such films as “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and many more, didn’t look too excited about the challenge but didn’t refuse.
Of course, one of the news stories was about how “twerking” had been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Freeman read it with no over-the-top reaction, so of course the host had to ask him about it.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of it,” Freeman responded when asked about his knowledge of the term. When it was pointed out — probably as part of some joke we all missed — that the actor had said it on the golf course the day before, Freeman’s joking response is a simple, “Was I sober?”
Honestly, if Morgan Freeman to were to use the word “twerking” in a non-news and non-ironic sense, one might have to suspect alcohol were to blame.