Damon Wayans Jr. Defends 4th of July Tweet About ‘Racist Ancestors Day’: ‘Jokes Aren’t Illegal’

Damon Wayans Jr.
Damon Wayans Jr. during Despierta America to promote the movie 'Let's Be Cops' at Univision Headquarters in 2014. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

A different kind of fireworks. Damon Wayans Jr. expressed his disapproval for the United State’s Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4.

“Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors day,” the 34-year-old actor tweeted. Despite the negative feedback from fans, the New Girl star stood by his post.

“A joke some took too personally. So what. Jokes aren’t illegal,” Wayans responded to one angered follower, who accused him of being “another example of Hollywood talking down to Americans.”

Backing his remarks, the How to Be Single star replied to another enraged tweeter, “Yep, it was a joke. But feel free to be offended by it.”

The comedian brushed off his fans’ critiques and seemed to enjoy the remainder of the holiday watching “FireTwerks.”

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