Damon Wayans Jr. Faces Backlash After Joking About White People on Fourth of July

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04:  Actor Damon Wayans Jr. attends the premiere of Disney's "Big Hero 6" at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Damon Wayans Jr. Faces Backlash After Joking About White People on Fourth of July

Some folks aren't happy about his "racist" tweet.

Published July 5, 2017

There were fireworks in Damon Wayans Jr.'s Twitter mentions last night, and they were sparked by some comments the actor and comedian made about the Fourth of July.

Wayans posted a snarky tweet on Independence Day talking about white people taking pride in their racist ancestors, but quickly found backlash from white folks accusing him of going too far. Welp. The Second Generation Wayans star didn't apologize, instead starting a Twitter war of the words with his offended followers.

  1. The drama started with this tweet:

  2. A self-identified "deplorable" called Wayans out as a Hollywood elite and said the actor is bringing back "fabricated racism." Wayans couldn't help but respond:

  3. Then, the attacks started getting personal...

  4. ...and the side-eye continued:

  5. Wayans ultimately stopped responding to the haters, but the comments continued, and got more and more bizarre:

Wayans clearly didn't realize what he would be getting himself into. Watch the young star and his family talk to Oprah about their reality show, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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