Guzman's co-stars, including his good friend Oliver Stark, Rockmond Dunbar and Aisha Hinds criticized Guzman amid backlash over his comments. “I have plenty of friends — black, white, Asian, Indian, whatever they are, Korean — and we make fun of each other’s races all the time. We call each other slurs all the time,” Guzman said in an Instagram Live video Sunday night. “We don’t get butthurt at all 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.” In response, Stark tweeted: “I can tell you that my opinion is there is absolutely no excuse for the use of the N-word. It belongs to the Black community only and I absolutely don’t agree with it being used by anyone else under any circumstances.” Dunbar added: “As a black man this should go without saying but just to make sure people in the back understand when I say this with my whole chest: I don’t condone the sh*t. I don’t like the sh*t." And fellow co-star Hinds tweeted: "How I FEEL daily is a perpetual state of GRIEF. There’s sadly no version of this indefensible discourse that doesn’t exacerbate that grief."