Morgan Freeman was the victim of a distasteful hoax Morgan Freeman Mon-17-Dec-12 16:50 Share this By Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman has been the victim of a awful hoax. He has been referenced to have made comments against the way the media handled the recent Newton shooting in USA. Publicist for Freeman, Stan Rosenfield, confirmed on Sunday that Freeman had not spoken or posted any of the divisive comments. The hoax stated that Freeman stated " It's because of the way the media reports it. Turn on the news and see how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single 'victim' of Columbine?" The statement added, "Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basement see the news and want to top it by doing something worse and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster instead of a sad nobody." You May Also Like Morgan Freeman falls asleep during interview Morgan Freeman explains twerking What does Morgan Freeman sound like on Helium? Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .