Film4 criticised for ill-timed Morgan Freeman tweet

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From Digital Spy

With the recent allegations of sexual harassment surrounding actor Morgan Freeman, now seems like a really inappropriate time to show his 1997 thriller/drama Kiss the Girls.

But it seems no-one told Film 4 that, as the movie channel promoted its broadcast of the film on Twitter tonight (May 25).

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"Morgan Freeman is Alex Cross in the adaptation of James Patterson's novel, Kiss The Girls. 11.20pm," the tweet read.

The post was hastily deleted, but naturally Twitter users were quick to highlight Film4's rather poor timing.

One person said: "Mmmh.... someone at Film 4 has not been following the news..."

While another tweeted: "So, Film 4 came to their senses and deleted this utterly moronic tweet... For a brand held in such high regard within the film community to show such tasteless humour, is quite frankly appalling."

In case you've never seen it, Kiss the Girls follows Freeman as forensic scientist Alex Cross, who tracks down an insane killer after the disappearance of his niece.

Freeman recently addressed the harassment claims made against him this week.

He told Digital Spy through his representative: "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologise to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected - that was never my intent."

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