Actor Morgan Freeman has described the
idea that being gay is a choice as “ignorant.”
The 76-year-old Freeman made the
comment in remarks to the Daily Beast to promote his upcoming
film Last Vegas, which opens November 1.
Interviewer Marlow Stern remarked: “I
know that you're a big proponent of gay rights, and I spoke with Lee
Daniels recently who told me it is 'The Civil Rights Movement of our
“Oh, absolutely it is,” Freeman
responded. “I'm in show business and I'm an ex-dancer. I have an
enormous number of gay friends. Marginalizing people for that?
These people who are ignorant enough to think that being gay is a
'chosen lifestyle?' That's the height of ignorance. It's
like saying being black is a chosen lifestyle. Get out of here!”