Ryan Guzman's '9-1-1' Co-Stars Speak Out About His Defense of Racial 'Slurs' and Stereotypes

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Ryan Guzman is coming under fire for his comments about using racial slurs and stereotypes among friends. The 9-1-1 star's co-stars and fans alike have called out the actor after he made controversial comments during an Instagram Live video on Sunday.

The controversy started when Guzman addressed recently resurfaced old tweets from his girlfriend, Chrysti Ane, in which she used the n-word multiple times.

"You telling her that she can't speak through Twitter to her black friends, that have allowed her to say that back and forth to them, specifically?" Guzman asked on his live video. "Mind you, that is a private conversation had on a social platform, I can see the misconstrued insight on that."

"That being said, I have plenty of friends — black, white, Asian, Indian, whatever they are, Korean — and we make fun of each other's race all the time," he continued. "We call each other slurs all the time. We don’t get butthurt at all, nah, because we know the actual person, we know who each other are. We know that we're not trying to bring each other down."

"So what are y'all trying to get at? You're trying to prove that somebody that's not racist is racist? Nah. You don't have that power. There is no racist energy coming from this household at all."

Guzman later replied on Twitter to a user who posted a clip from his video, attempting to clarify his claims about making "racial slurs."

"I'll give you the benefit of the doubt for my misuse of 'slurs.' I should have said we make fun of each others 'stereotypes,'" he said. "My friends black friends will tell me to go mow a lawn or hop the border. Out of context that seems racist asf but I know my friends mean no harm ... Let me be clear cut. I do not use the n word because it's not mine to use. My true friends of all races know that."