Damon Wayans Jr. under fire for calling July 4th this name

Damon Wayans Jr. (Photo: [email protected]?)

Damon Wayans Jr. set off a different kind of fireworks after he took to Twitter to characterize Independence Day this way: “Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors day.”

Wayans has since said that he meant his tweet as a joke, he has said that “some took [the joke] too personally.”

He faced massive backlash for the joke, with one person telling him that he was “another example of Hollywood talking down to Americans,” to which he responded that “jokes aren’t illegal.”

“Unbelievable. You just live in the best country in the world. You should thank God that you live in America,” another Twitter user wrote in response to his joke.

Despite the wave of pushback, Wayans has insisted that he meant the comment to be a joke, and has responded to several angry Twitter users to say as much.

Another slammed the actor, whose father is actor-comedian Damon Wayans, for nepotism, writing, “Enjoy what’s left of your already s—ty career that your dad created for you,” to which Wayans replied, “Thanks … will do.”

He later wrote to another poster, “It was a joke. But feel free to be offended by it.”

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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