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Morgan Freeman Denies Newtown Shooting Comments

Morgan Freeman said on Sunday that he did not issue a statement blaming the media for sensationalizing the Newtown School shootings that left 20 children and several adults dead, reports Yahoo News.

His publicist says the actor’s camp is trying to determine the origin of the hoax.

“It’s because of the way the media reports it,” the phony statement read in part. “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 continued, even challenging CNN over its use of the phrase “body count” in relation to the Newtown shootings and said the news coverage would incite more killings.