"Honestly, I Am So Sad": Danny Trejo Spoke Out About Seemingly Getting Into A Fight On The Fourth Of July

Danny Trejo is speaking out after getting into a sticky situation on the Fourth of July.

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ABC News recently reported that the legendary 80-year-old actor was involved in a fight during the Sunland-Tujunga Fourth of July parade in Los Angeles. You can watch some video of the altercation here.

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The fight occurred after someone reportedly hit Danny's car with a water balloon while he was driving as part of the parade itself.

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In an interview with TMZ, Danny gave his side of the story and explained why he reacted how he did, elaborating that the incident really kicked off after someone allegedly screamed that one of the balloons that hit his car was filled with acid.

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“Honestly, I am so sad. I’m so sad that I behaved the way I behaved,” he said. “I’m so sad that grown men gotta throw water balloons to enjoy a day. I don’t think I would have even got out of the car if somebody hadn’t yelled, ‘It’s acid.’ That’s when I panicked.”

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“I got out of the car and then — boom — a balloon hit me and I looked up and I see a guy holding a [water balloon]. I go, ‘What in the hell is wrong with you?’”

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Danny went on to claim that he believed the attack on his car was racially motivated. “I’m just sad that there’s still people from the ‘50s and ‘60s that still feel the same way. No one else was targeted,” he said.

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But he was also quick to clarify that, in the end, he's doing just fine. “I’m alright. They couldn’t hurt me,” he said. “I would be embarrassed if I attacked an 80-year-old man and he’s still talking and laughing.”

Danny Trejo wearing a hat and a long coat smiles at the 90th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade event
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All's well that ends well!