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Denzel Washington didn’t find the “Uncle Denzel” memes as funny as the rest of us did.

The star was photographed in a baseball cap and unkempt mustache at the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight last year, and social media had a field day, creating a meme that went viral.

What fans and internet trolls didn’t know about Denzel’s appearance was the actor was in character for his role in The Magnificent Seven, in which he plays a badass bounty hunter who assembles a lethal killing squad of gunmen.

While promoting the Antoine Fuqua directed film, Denzel sat down with GlobalGrind‘s BlogXilla and finally revealed his thoughts on the viral moment.

“If I had my wallet, I’d show it to you,” he said. “Because they didn’t know what I was doing. They don’t need to know.”

And in case you didn’t catch the shade there, here’s a life lesson for all his haters:

In other words, haters gon’ hate. Watch the full interview on

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram


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