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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.

On this day last year #uncledenzel was born

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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 GlobalGrind.com.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram


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