Claim: A popular tweet reproduces actor Morgan Freeman's comment about homophobia.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, September 2012]
For a few days now i have seen a post on Facebook that says:
'I hate the word homophobia. It's not a phobia. You are not scared; you are an asshole.'
Well, today I see that it has suddenly been attributed to Morgan Freeman.
Origin:The above-reproduced statement about homophobia was a quip that came to be attributed to Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman in August 2012. However, Morgan Freeman neither originated nor repeated those words: they came to be associated with his name through a 12 August 2012 Twitter entry posted to the now-defunct Tweets from God feed, a humor site that represented itself with an image of the actor portraying God in the film Bruce Almighty.
The "Tweets from God" Twitter page included a disclaimer noting that "This account is not associated with Morgon Freeman [sic], it's just a parody!"
Last updated: 14 June 2016
Originally published: 06 September 2012