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Priscilla Presley hits back against longstanding narrative that Elvis Presley was racist

Priscilla Presley hits back against longstanding narrative that Elvis Presley was racist: ‘He had pals, black pals, pals from throughout’

  • In an interview this week, Elvis’ former spouse Priscilla tried to set the report straight by stating Elvis ‘was not a racist’
  • ‘He had by no means been a racist,’ the Naked Gun actress, 77, continued, including, ‘He had pals, black pals, pals from throughout’ 
  • She went on to disclose that Love Me Tender star had an affinity for Black tradition rising up in Tupelo, Mississippi 
  • She additionally famous he had longstanding friendships with icons equivalent to Fats Domino and Sammy Davis Jr 
  • This comes amid all reward and significant popularity of the brand new Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic merely titled Elvis
  • Elvis is depicted as being deeply moved by the civil rights motion and loss of life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. within the movie, which stars Austin Butler within the title position
  •  There’s additionally a budding friendship between the Jailhouse Rock star and blues nice B.B. King 
  • In the lead as much as the discharge of the Elvis film on June 24, Priscilla, her daughter Lisa Marie Presley, and Elvis’s granddaughter, actress Riley Keough, all gave their help for the biopic 
  • As of July 20, the movie has grossed $110.9 million within the U.S. and Canada, and $79.8 million in different territories, for a worldwide complete of $190.7 million 

Amid all reward and significant popularity of the brand new Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic, Elvis, Priscilla Presley finds herself defending her ex-husband against the longstanding narrative that he was racist.   

Elvis Presley is depicted as being deeply moved by the civil rights motion and the loss of life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. within the movie, which stars Austin Butler within the title position. There’s additionally a budding friendship between the Jailhouse Rock star and blues nice B.B. King.

In an interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored this week, Priscilla tried to set the report straight by stating Elvis ‘was not a racist’.

The King's queen: Priscilla Presley was married to the Jailhouse Rock star from 1967 to 1973

In Elvis’ protection: In an interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored this week, Priscilla Presley tried to set the report straight by stating Elvis ‘was not a racist’

‘He had by no means been a racist,’ the Naked Gun actress, 77, continued, including, ‘He had pals, black pals, pals from throughout.’

She went on to disclose that Love Me Tender star had an affinity for Black tradition rising up in Tupelo, Mississippi.

‘He cherished their music, he cherished their fashion. He cherished being round Black musicians,’ she defined.

She additionally famous he had longstanding friendships with icons equivalent to Fats Domino and Sammy Davis Jr.

Her take: 'He loved their music, he loved their style. He loved being around Black musicians,' Elvis' ex-wife declared to Morgan in the interview

Her take: ‘He cherished their music, he cherished their fashion. He cherished being round Black musicians,’ Elvis’ ex-wife declared to Morgan within the interview

The Elvis biopic depicts a budding friendship between the Jailhouse Rock star and blues great B.B. King; the two musicians are seen together in 1956

The Elvis biopic depicts a budding friendship between the Jailhouse Rock star and blues nice B.B. King; the 2 musicians are seen collectively in 1956

‘He cherished, cherished being round Blacks and cherished being round anybody, truly,’ she added. ‘He was not prejudiced in any method. He was not racist in any method.’

Morgan additionally puzzled whether or not the Heartbreak Hotel crooner would have the ability to ‘survive this bizarre cancel tradition that we now must endure.’

‘He would not consider it. I do not consider it. I do not suppose any of us consider in what is going on on right now. We’ve by no means been by something like this, and it is just about world,’ she stated.

‘Us as a rustic, it is baffling. It’s really baffling. For the primary time I’m fearful about my future, and my youngsters and grandchildren as nicely. It’s very unpredictable and Elvis would in all probability go to the president, like he did with Nixon, put his foot down and ask, “What’s going on?”‘

Open minded: 'He loved, loved being around Blacks and loved being around anyone, actually,' Priscilla added. 'He was not prejudiced in any way. He was not racist in any way'; the couple are pictured on their wedding day in May 1967

Open minded: ‘He cherished, cherished being round Blacks and cherished being round anybody, truly,’ Priscilla added. ‘He was not prejudiced in any method. He was not racist in any method’; the couple are pictured on their marriage ceremony day in May 1967

In the lead as much as the discharge of the Elvis film on June 24, Priscilla, her daughter Lisa Marie Presley, and Elvis’s granddaughter, actress Riley Keough, all gave their help for the biopic.

In reality, Priscilla and Lisa Marie each revealed that they obtained emotional watching Butler inhabit Elvis and his many mannerisms like how he talked, walked, even his mood.

As of July 20, the movie has grossed $110.9 million within the U.S. and Canada, and $79.8 million in different territories, for a worldwide complete of $190.7 million.

The film's take: Elvis Presley is depicted as being deeply moved by the civil rights movement and the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film, which stars Austin Butler in the title role

The movie’s take: Elvis Presley is depicted as being deeply moved by the civil rights motion and the loss of life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. within the movie, which stars Austin Butler within the title position

Priscilla Presley and her family have given their support for the Elvis biopics; Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge and pictured in a scene as Elvis and Priscilla

Priscilla Presley and her household have given their help for the Elvis biopics; Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge and pictured in a scene as Elvis and Priscilla

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