Hollywood star Morgan Freeman made a surprise appearance at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar, which drew widespread criticism from disappointed fans.
This year’s World Cup was met with intense criticism and controversy, prompting many to boycott the competition over concerns about gender inequality, homophobia and human rights violations in Qatar.
According to a report by The Guardian, 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since the country won the right to host the competition ten years ago. In addition, many migrant workers had to contend with dangerous working conditions on construction sites for the infrastructure needed to stage the World Cup. In addition, same-sex relations are illegal in Qatar, and LGBTQ supporters have been warned against “open displays of affection”. »
Many celebrities like Dua LipaAnd the Shakira And the Rod Stewart He spoke out, refusing to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in protest of Qatar’s human rights violations.
However, unexpectedly, Morgan Freeman The opening ceremony began on Sunday, November 20 at Al Bayt Stadium in Doha, where he delivered a speech praising inclusion, diversity and understanding. “We are gathered here as one great tribe, and the Earth is the tent in which we all live,” Morgan Freeman told the audience.
The irony was not lost on Twitter users, and fans of Morgan Freeman were quick to express their disappointment with the actor’s attendance at the party.
For the man who played Nelson Mandela – who knew better than anyone else the effect and importance of isolation on a country and his success on the ground to change that country’s politics – it is very disappointing to see #Morgan Freeman Take the money and support an oppressive regime # Take out the guts of the animal
– Gary Webster (@RealGaryWebster) November 20, 2022
“For the man who played Nelson Mandela, who knew better than anyone else the impact and significance of a country’s isolation and the effectiveness of that strategy on the ground in changing that country’s politics, it’s disheartening to see #MorganFreeman take money and support a repressive regime #Mabusha”
Just remembered Morgan Freeman at the World Cup last night. Morgan Freeman. I am so disappointed.
– Deirdre O’Shaughnessy (deshocks) November 21, 2022
“I just remembered Morgan Freeman at last night’s World Cup event. Morgan Freeman. I feel so disappointed.”
He would never have guessed that Morgan Freeman would associate his name with this. Money talks. #world Cup
– Felix Rodriguez Lima (FelixReports) November 20, 2022
“I never imagined Morgan Freeman would associate his name with that. Cash is king. #WorldCup”
Exchange Morgan Freeman
– delali adogla-bessa (delalibessa) November 20, 2022
Morgan Freeman cashes in. »
Other users posted memes mocking the potentially raised envelope the US actor received for presentation in Qatar.
Morgan Freeman on his way back to the United States pic.twitter.com/jsZyfkQeni
—Oscar (MensahOscar) November 20, 2022
Morgan Freeman Returns to the United States. »
Morgan Freeman gets that country bag, I love that for the sake of it. pic.twitter.com/xDoSQdehKd
– 🦚. (@kachikwulu_) November 20, 2022
Morgan Freeman collects his bag of country tickets. good for him. »
in the like th Tom HanksMorgan Freeman has managed to build a positive reputation thanks to his roles in films and his soothing voice. So fans were surprised that the Hollywood star’s smooth public image belied his actions.
In response to the controversy, users on Reddit posted a link to an AMA (ask me anything) from 2013 by Morgan Freeman, answering a fan who asked him what roles were the most fun to play. The actor wrote, “The most fun are the ones who pay the most.”
Translated article from the American magazine Forbes – Author: Danny de Placido
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