Morgan Freeman hoax: Sandy Hook shooting Facebook post denied by actor's rep

Many Facebook users read and shared a statement over the weekend blaming the media for sensationalizing the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. that was attributed to actor Morgan Freeman.

The statement quickly became an internet sensation.

But Freeman never made that statement or any other on the shootings, his publicist Stan Rosenfield told Sunday. He said the actor's camp was trying to determine the origin of the statement.

Reddit users indicated that the origins of the "statement" that was attributed to Freeman may be a Facebook post by "Mark" of Vancouver, according to The Inquisitor .

"Mark" later joked with a commented on his own post, "If I know the Internet, someone will attribute the quote to Morgan Freeman or Betty White and it'll go viral."

Apparently that is exactly what happened.

You can read the hoax statement here . (

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