The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll loved everyone, and despite the current climate of everyone trying to cancel everyone, had friends from all walks of life.
That is the message Priscilla Presley is sending about late ex-husband Elvis Presley, as she helps promote the recently released Elvis flick.
“For a long time it was stated that Elvis was a racist. He was not a racist. He’s never been a racist,” Priscilla said on Piers Morgan Uncensored. “Elvis had friends, Black friends, friends from all over. He loved their music, he loved their style. He loved being around Black musicians.
She continued by noting his friendships with Fats Domino and Sammy Davis Jr.
“He loved, loved being around Blacks and being around anyone, actually. (Elvis) was not prejudiced in any way. He was not racist in any way,” she said. “So I don’t know, this is a very frightening time. It’s almost like we’re looking for something from everyone that we can somehow expose them in some way, that’s why it’s so frightening right now.”
Elvis and Priscilla met when she was just 14-years old. They got married when he was 32 and she 21. Priscilla has said they did not have a sexual relationship until they were married.
What about ‘Cancel Culture’
Morgan asked Priscilla if Elvis could have survived today’s cancel culture climate.
“That’s a good question, I think of that often,” Priscilla responded. “You know, what would Elvis think? He wouldn’t believe what is going on right now to this country, or all over, what’s happening to this planet. (Elvis) was very concerned about our presidents, who was ruling the country.”
“He wouldn’t believe it. I don’t think any of us believe what’s going on right now. We’ve never been through anything like this and it’s pretty much global. But us as a country, it’s baffling. It’s truly baffling. For the first time, I’m worried about my future, [the future of] my children, my grandchildren as well, it’s very unpredictable. Elvis would probably go to the president, like he did with Nixon, put his foot down and say, ‘What’s going on?'”
She added that she believes we are losing our freedom of speech.
“I don’t know what happened to freedom. I don’t know if there is freedom here anymore,” Priscilla said. She then added that people have to, “be very careful what you say, how you say it. I think we’re in a very dangerous time.”