Legendary actor Denzel Washington is making headlines after an old video of him going after Democrats is making rounds on Memorial Day.
Back in 2016, Denzel Washington attended his movie premiere held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., Washington spoke about being at the center of a fake news story earlier that year.
In his response, Washington slammed the media for selling “B.S.”
Here’s what Washington said while promoting his movie “Fences:”
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you don’t read it, you’re misinformed. In our society now It’s just first – who cares get it out there. We don’t care who it hurts. “We don’t care who we destroy. We don’t care if it’s true.”
He continued, “Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including B.S.”
In early 2016, fake reports surfaced that he had praised Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton and he was attributed with making a quote that he did not make.
The Oscar winner and legendary actor then added, “They need to be first not even to be true anymore.”
Washington speak earlier this month in Chicago for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America conference, where he served as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national spokesperson for over 25 years,
Washington delivered an incredible speech to thousands of Boys & Girls Club employees about gratitude. He shared the stage with 18-year-old Brianna P, who was named Boys & Girl Clubs of America’s “2021-22 National Youth of the Year.”
Here’s what Brianna said in her speech:
“I started when I was nine … and eventually I started to help run that for the other kids with some of the other staff members at my club,” she said. “I was in it for a good, maybe two to three years, I really enjoyed it.
“Unfortunately, I’m not in it as much as I’d like to be anymore just because now I’m running a Keystone Club at my club. But it’s definitely a great program and now I believe it’s called VEX Robotics.”
“There are so many different things that they can do. They get to the program, they get to build the robots, and it’s such an amazing experience just watching them be able to make that come true and make that happen because they do some pretty cool stuff with it. I know … [the robots] were throwing some blocks and [they] can build stuff, it’s so cool that they get to experience that.”
At the age of five, Washington has been part of the Boys & Girls Clubs since he joined the Mount Vernon, New York chapter.
“All of you have proven that you need and deserve to be at the table when the issues facing our children must be addressed. Because when essential workers needed essential services for their children, you stepped up to provide those services. Because when many of our communities witnessed and experienced civil unrest, community leaders and law enforcement relied on you, club staff, to bring understanding and civility back to their communities.”