Morgan Freeman’s iconic narration, usually employed for the good of mankind, has recently been misused for political purposes, according to CNN. A voice similar to Freeman’s was featured in an television commercial in support of B.J. Lawson, a Republican candidate in a North Carolina congressional race. When asked, Lawson confirmed via Facebook that the voice belonged to the actor. Freeman, however, quickly issued a statement denying any participation, saying, “These people are lying. I have never recorded any campaign ads for B.J. Lawson, and I do not support his candidacy.” Lawson has since apologized to Freeman and his opponent, claiming that he was duped by MEI Political, the production company responsible for 30-second spot. MEI denies Lawson’s accusation.
Nov 2 2010 04:59 PM ET
Political ad features fake Morgan Freeman
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