Actor Vincent D'Onofrio of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Daredevil took to Twitter to pose a question about acting, morality, and timing.
On August 11 D'Onofrio tweeted:
I am going to ask a question to everyone that cares to answer it. I have an opinion which I will not reveal. Is Now the right time (considering the world in which live right now) for me to play a real to life characte [sic] who is irredeemable racist in a dramatic series?
The tweet has since been deleted, though he has posted his replies to many of his fans' responses.
D'Onofrio received thousands of replies. He felt that the overwhelming response made a statement about our society today.