Fans are defending Denzel Washington after he was recently asked if he knew who actor Damson Idris was.
During a red carpet interview for the premiere of his recently directed film “A Journal for Jordan”, Washington was asked if he knew of the “Snowfall” actor and that he had previously auditioned for a role with him in his 2016 Oscar-winning picture “Fences.”
In response, Washington said a bit confused, “Who are you talking about? I don’t know who that is. What show? ‘Snowfall’? No disrespect, Damson, no disrespect.”
— Daniel Kaluuya If You Are Reading This I Swallow (@WrittenByHanna) December 11, 2021
Since then, fans have been going back and forth on social media defending the legendary actor.
Damson also caught wind of the now-viral clip and reacted.
“Call me Dancin Address from now on. I won’t answer to anything else 😂,,” he tweeted, jokingly mocking Washington’s pronunciation of his name.
Call me Dancin Address from now on. I won’t answer to anything else 😂
— Dancin Address (@DamsonIdris) December 12, 2021
Why would Denzel Washington know Damson Idris? Lmao
— michael b. ocho 🐯 (@HeyOcho_) December 11, 2021
Slim somebody on IG said Denzel Washington ain’t know who Damson Idiris was because Denzel’s a Capricorn so he be in his own world LMFAOOOOOO I hate you guys man pic.twitter.com/dgh0VWu0VV
— TMC🏁 (@nikerules301) December 11, 2021
Denzel Washington has grown sons trying to make it in Hollywood. Why on earth would Denzel run around praising young men's acting talents who aren't his sons? That reporter and Damson Idris were and are being messy and disrespectful. I'm glad Denzel got y'all together.
— Uhlume 🇺🇸 A.D.O.S.👊🏽 (@Behembaba) December 12, 2021
I first heard of Damson Idris from girls saying he was fine on Twitter.. & that was just a few months ago. So it's not a surprise that Denzel Washington, who says he doesn't have social media at all, doesn't know of him.
— J Boogie 🧸 (@raesofsunn) December 12, 2021
Snowfall is a show thats gained most if not all its traction thru social media but yall are confused why Denzel fuckin Washington doesnt know who Damson Idris is LOL
— The Heehee Ni**a Screaming (@TheDiorHomie) December 11, 2021
Damson has had like four roles that have made it to television and you saying he better than Denzel Washington. Let’s calm down
— hermione danger (@clarkconquers) December 11, 2021
Denzel Washington having no clue who Damson Idris is, is so innocently cute! But when he called him “dancing” I truly lost it!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Laura Living Life (@living_laura) December 11, 2021