The Hollywood acting legend said he was unfamiliar with Damson Idris during an interview on the red carpet
in a New video Interview, Hollywood Acting Legend Denzel Washington He said he had no idea where it was snowing Damson Idris is being.
Idris, who rose to fame for his breakout role as Franklin St. Fei FX Show, has been compared to Washington and even auditioned to play his son in the 2016 movie, fences.
Idris also recently went viral earlier this month when he posted a file funny plagiarism From him behaves like Washington.
But when he took out the interviewer on the red carpet for the new movie Washington, jordan magazine, I asked him about the comparisons and Idris’s outspoken admiration for him, and he was noticeably confused.
“Who are you talking about?” the 66-year-old said in the video. “I don’t know who this is.”
Apparently shocked, the interviewer pressed Washington, “You need to know who he is.”
Washington turned to a man behind him asking about Idris. Some fans said it sounded as if Washington called him “Dancin” Idris when the question was asked.
“No contempt for Damson, no contempt,” Washington said as the interviewer advanced.
The viral exchange has now been circulating on social media, with many fans laughing at Washington’s complete forgetting of Idris.
“Denzel Washington doesn’t know who Damson Idris is,” he said. Twitter one User about the exchange.
other user Posting that the exchange was innocent, he wrote, “Denzel Washington has no clue about Damson Idris, so cute! But when he called him ‘dancing’ I really missed him!!!”
The video eventually reached Idris, who jokingly changed his name on Twitter to “Dancin Address”, and tweeted, “Dancin Address has called me from now on. I will not respond to anything else.”
While most social media users thought the exchange was lighthearted, many expressed criticism for comparing Idris to Washington so early in his career.
One The user tweeted, “Damson has four roles that made it to TV and you say he’s better than Denzel Washington. Let’s calm down.”
else Twitter user said, “Denzel Washington is an absolute OG. You can’t compare Damson Idris to him, as much as he is good. A silly question to ask.”
Other users came to Washington’s defense, claiming that he does not know about Idris because he is not on social media.
Someone said, “Snowfall is a show that has gained most if not all of its appeal through social media, but you are confused why Denzel f-ckin Washington doesn’t know who Damson Idris LOL is,” one said. user.
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