Denzel Washington's Son Shuts Down Reporter With The Utmost Elegance

Celebs August 20, 2018 By Hugo

Denzel Washington, one of America's finest actors, needs little introduction, but in recent years, his son John Washington has been landing many notable roles as well.

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However, The Ballers and Black Klansman star was quick to remind one reporter that his family's talents extend beyond his father's acting chops.

In a remarkable shut down, the rising star didn't take too kindly to a Today show journalist who failed to mention the influence his mother, Pauletta Washington, had on him growing up.

Having started his sentence saying, "Being the son of Denzel Washington," he was cut off by John Washington who quickly informed him that his mother was equally as talented.

"[Pauletta Washington] was earning more money than he was before they got married," he said. "She was on Broadway working and she paid for the first date, paid the bill, paid for the cab ride."

He went onto add that, "She's a classically-trained pianist, went to Julliard. She's a great artist in her own right and I learned a lot from her. My father taught me how to hunt, my mother taught me how to love."

Following his admirable and eloquent display of affection for his lesser-known parent. social media was quick to praise his response.

One tweet read, "When/if I have a son, I want him to talk about me the way that John David Washington talks about mummy Pauletta. Also, Denzel is clearly a lucky man."

Another tweeted: "He said put some RESPECT on his mother's name! I'm here for it, John David Washington!"

The 34-year-old thespian is probably sick of hearing himself branded as "Denzel Washington's son" but instead of moaning about what was clearly a sly dig on industry nepotism, he turned it into something positive.

Like father, like son, ey?


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