Damon Wayans Jr. is simply a moron and a racist because when every. damn. thing. you. think. about. is. race. related. then thou doth protest too much, as Shakespeare said.
Wayans tweeted on July 4th: "Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors [sic] day."
He got responses that he didn't expect from angry fans.
In a feeble effort to defend himself he then tweeted: "Jokes aren't illegal." Then added: "A joke some took too personally. So what."
That's what is known as an attempt at a "save" but it didn't fool everyone. Many found his sentiment "offensive and hateful" and it clearly was.
Many white people are sick and tired of being the target of this kind of mentally lazy and erroneous rhetoric.
One Twitter user wrote: "When I think of all the men and women who have died for our independence, laughter does not come to mind."--jan (@ricknjan) July 4, 2017.
"Unbelievable. You just live in the best country in the world. You should thank God that you live in America." -- James Dudley (@jamesdudley45) July 4, 2017
My favorite in spite of the misuse of the personal pronoun: "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 Mercado (#ralph_ralph1156)
But instead of keeping his finger off the tweet button and his mouth shut, Wayans had to clarify his tweet: "Yep, it was a joke," he wrote. "But feel free to be offended by it. :)."
It wasn't a joke--had the responses been positive he would have likely gone on with his racist rant.
Like the fact that Trump is President, this country has the best human rights laws in the world, and in both instances, you need to get over it.