Damon Wayans Jr. made a 4th of July joke that didn't go over so well, particularly with white people.
"Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors day," the former "New Girl" star tweeted Tuesday.
Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors day@wayansjr
Wayans' Twitter feed was flooded with angry backlash for the joke, which the actor refused to apologize for.
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"A joke some took too personally. So what. Jokes aren't illegal," he wrote in a reply to one of the many who were offended.
In another reply, he wrote, "Yep, it was a joke. But feel free to be offended by it. ;)"
Take a look at the reaction below.
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Just another example of Hollywood talking down to Americans. They hate this country & their fans. #FabricatedRacism sadly returns @wayansjr@ViperNtheTemple
A joke some took too personally. So what. Jokes aren't illegal.@wayansjr
When I think of all the men and women who have died for our independence, laughter does not come to mind.@ricknjan
Every single race and culture in the history of mankind has been enslaved at some point. Every one, including whites. Welcome to the club@TheresaFBach
You have the option to leave at any time Damon. Ingrates like yourself reap this Nation's bounty while bitching about being suppressed. #USA pic.twitter.com/RjhBkYG7Nb@The_Mad_Rebel
Yep....probably doesn't even know it was a country established SPECIFICALLY for ex slaves....@piewagn
A person of color who is pointing out the racism of a majority of white Am people-cannot be called a racist. You'alls comment proves his POV@Lor_blueeyes
Unbelievable. You just live in the best country in the world. You should thank God that you live in America.@jamesdudley45
The only award you're worthy of . 🖕🖕 pic.twitter.com/Um0WGBGkjh@Billian46
Maybe you can join the military so you can show a little more appreciation of the freedom I and my patriot brothers provide for you.@ralph_ralph1156
I sure am! Unfortunately it also provides your no talent sad excuse for an American, the freedom to say as you wish. Maybe take another look@ffb1234
Move back to africa then@mccurtheypls
Cannot believe you're crying about this holiday, this holiday is the only reason you can live the life you're living right now!@BeetleChuck
Well that's a terrible comment. And you're loosing fan base. Classy.@jojo1654
You keep the racial divisions alive and well but blame white people for doing the same thing@icecoldcovfefe
Well this is a sad day for those who feel American first and USED to be fans of yours.@AreUforgiven
This probably sounded good in your head.@MunkiDust
Who's making you stay here? Riding your family name to stardom. White people made you a star and pay to see you 3 minutes of screen time@harrymackjr