Russian Government Says 'Marijuana Use' Caused Morgan Freeman to Speak Out Against Election Interference

Earlier this week, a group of Hollywood celebrities announced the creation of the "Committee to Investigate Russia." It's a non-profit organization that aims to spread information about how the Russian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. And while you might think this is just another Hollywood non-profit that no one will care about, you'd be wrong. The Russian government seems highly offended by the organization, and is even singling out Morgan Freeman.

The Russian state media attacked Freeman for appearing in a video for the Committee to Investigate Russia. In the video, Freeman says the United States "came under attack by the Russian government" during the 2016 election. The Russian media heavily criticized this statement, and referred to the actor as "Hysterical Freeman." They even brought on a psychiatrist who said the actor most likely has developed a "Messianic complex" from appearing in so many movies where he plays either God or the President of the United States.

They didn't stop there though. The Russian media also said Freeman is probably not in the right state of mind, which is why he appeared in the video. They said he's most likely suffering from a "excessive workload" and "marijuana use." One TV host went so far as to say, "I think, the grandpa just got drunk."

Freeman has always been open about his marijuana use, although there are no known connections between marijuana use and believing the Russians interfered with an election as far as we know.

Here's the video Freeman appeared in:

Honestly, it doesn't sound too far from what President Trump would say if a similar video was made about him.


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