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On Fourth of July, New Girl star and member of the Wayans comedy dynasty, Damon Wayans, Jr. tweeted a joke that didn't go over especially well with white Americans. His tweet read, "Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors day."

Unsurprisingly, a lot of people had a problem with this, and tweeted their outrage back at Wayans.

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One person responded, "Just another example of Hollywood talking down to Americans. They hate this country & their fans. #FabricatedRacism sadly returns."

Wayans replied to that user, writing "A joke some took too personally. So what. Jokes aren't illegal." (Yet.) But people still had a lot of stuff to say to Wayans, and that also isn't illegal.

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Wayans is definitely sticking by his joke, and if you're offended, that's okay with him. That's totally legal, too.

Sources: h/t E! Online