Morgan Freeman said on Monday that he was sexist but not a misogynist after making comments on the the length of the skirt worn by his producing partner, Lori McCreary, during a panel talk about the film industry. Freeman and McCreary, who is a computer scientist, film producer, and co-founder with Freeman of the production company Revelations Entertainment, were speaking at the Produced By conference for the Producers Guild of America when Freeman made a comment about McCreary’s short hem length.
“She doesn’t want to be thought of as a pretty face,” Freeman said of McCreary. “She wants to be thought of as serious. But you can’t get away from the short dresses.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCreary did not visibly react to Freeman’s comments, but the moderator of the panel, Mark Gordon, responded by saying, “He’s not a pig, I promise. Maybe he is.” Gordon then told Freeman that his comments about the skirt could be considered sexist, to which Freeman responded by saying, “Sexist? Yeah, but I’m not a misogynist.” McCreary then went onto say she thought women made better producers than men.
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