No, Morgan Freeman is not dead, at least not physically, but he has been, as they say online, 'Cancelled'. Like many high profile cases of Hollywood stars abusing women, people on Twitter were shocked to see Mr Freeman's name trending this morning.
Now, this is not an admonishment of guilt, nor is it a rebuttal of his accuser's claims. That is left for the court. Instead, this is a review of the numerous reactions of the news.
This excerpt is just one account of the 8 women interviewed by CNN, which you can read in full here. We are sad that to learn that the man believed to Hollywood's lovable grandpa is actually, Hollywood's regular creepy grandpa, but we are not surprised.
Here is how the rest of Twitter responded.
Black men when we find out Morgan freeman isn’t dead but it’s much worse pic.twitter.com/BkoeYnDTSr— captain (@hamud_captain) May 24, 2018
*Sees Morgan Freeman trending* pic.twitter.com/cP7CXWnBi8— Adam Albelo (@Thumbreakur) May 24, 2018
I hope this means that Morgan Freeman will finally start narrating pornos.— JustAnotherMike (@BreakfaztBeers) May 24, 2018
Come on man not Morgan Freeman I WILL NOT BELIEVE IT pic.twitter.com/SVASjYmvPJ— Jordy (@IAMJORDXN) May 24, 2018