American actor Morgan Freeman, 85, joined Twitter’s most talked about topics this Sunday (20) when he gave a speech on diversity and inclusion at the opening of the World Cup in Qatar. The participation of the Hollywood star divided the opinion of netizens because he is in a country that violates human rights.
“Morgan Freeman talking to a boy with no legs about acceptance and diversity at the opening of the World Cup in one of the most misogynistic and prejudiced countries in the world. World Cup, curious to say the least”, tweeted an internet user. “It was just epic,” commented one woman on the social network.
One user praised the actor’s participation in the ceremony. “Morgan Freeman appeared today at the opening of the World Cup, on the 20th of November, to say that the Day of Black Consciousness does not matter, he wants human consciousness.”
Another internet user pointed out that it seems incompatible for the actor who played Nelson Mandela to speak at the opening of the World Cup in Qatar. “It seems antagonistic, but no, what unites us cannot be greater than what separates us. Long live diversity!”
On the other hand, netizens criticized the actor’s participation in the ceremony on Black Consciousness Day – a date celebrated in Brazil. “They put Morgan Freeman in the opening of the World Cup right on Black Consciousness Day. This was to provoke Brazil, it is not possible”, wrote a user of the social network.
“No one was remembering that it was Black Consciousness Day because of the World Cup, so they immediately put Morgan Freeman in the opening … It will not be this time that we will pass unscathed by the infamous “human conscience”, tweeted an internet user.
“Morgan Freeman at the opening of a World Cup exactly on the 20th of November, Black Consciousness Day, in Qatar, a country known for violating several human rights. This is the tweet”, wrote another on the social network.
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