Gross responded to the backlash by calling it ignorant in an Instagram post.
The woman in the photo also commented on the debacle by pointing out the obvious.
“Newsflash: Black people come in ALL shades,” she wrote.
“I’m dating someone special, but he didn’t come to Big Bear this year.
The conversation isn’t new as fans informed the actor about how the photo tells more stories than the eye can see.
The color divide in the black community goes back to the days of slavery, and while we’re in 2016, some behaviors are more institutionalized than we’d like to acknowledge.
"It was a perfect night for the two and they couldn't ask for a better wedding," a source revealed to E! "Everyone was dancing the night away." While the Hollywood couple tried to keep things quiet on social media, Gross teased fans about his weekend outfit choice when he opted to take the "classic route" with head-to-toe Tom Ford. News that the pair was indeed engaged and expecting their first child together back in July 2014."GOD has Gifted me.
He also co-starred in 2010's Our Family Wedding alongside Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, America Ferrera, and Regina King.
He also starred as Secret Service Agent Marcus Finley in NBC's political drama Crisis.
The fact that all y’all can see is skin tone is appalling.” One of the people defending the photo is the woman sitting off to the side.
She stated that she does have a boyfriend but he couldn’t make it on the trip.