Jamie Foxx virtually died a pair months in the past. However that received’t give him a move from the outrage mob.
The actor is presently underneath fireplace after sharing an Instagram put up Friday that many perceived to be antisemitic.
The since-deleted put up learn, “They killed this dude named Jesus… What do you suppose they’ll do to you?! #fakefriends #fakelove.”
Not surprisingly, a few of his followers took Foxx’s remark as an assault on Jewish folks.
“I’m a Jewish advocate who fights antisemitism,” on critic tweeted. “Jamie Foxx’s put up was a horrifically antisemitic message rooted in traditional blood libel and anti Jewish conspiracy principle.”
She continued: “He has 16.7 million followers. I’m not ready on him to additional increase.”
I’m a Jewish advocate who fights antisemitism. Jamie Foxx’s put up was a horrifically antisemitic message rooted in traditional blood libel and anti Jewish conspiracy principle. He has 16.7 million followers. I’m not ready on him to additional increase.
— Eve Barlow (@Eve_Barlow) August 5, 2023
“Seeing somebody like Jamie Foxx put up antisemitic content material is a tragic reminder that Jews can’t simply exist like most everybody else,” one other individual mentioned. “There’ll at all times be individuals who hate us.”
And the drama didn’t cease there.
Some eagle eyes observed actress Jennifer Aniston truly “appreciated” the put up when it was nonetheless up.
So later, Aniston used her Instagram Story to denounce antisemitism.
“This actually makes me sick. I didn’t ‘like’ this put up on function or by chance,” she wrote. “And extra importantly, I wish to be clear to my pals and anybody harm by this displaying up of their feeds — I do NOT help any type of antisemitism. And I really don’t tolerate HATE of any type. Interval.”
Jamie Foxx Units The Report Straight.
Amid the backlash, Foxx shared one other replace to Instagram Saturday morning — this time clarifying his earlier feedback.
The 55-year-old says his phrases weren’t geared toward Jewish folks.
“I wish to apologize to the Jewish neighborhood and everybody who was offended by my put up. I now know my alternative of phrases have brought on offense and I’m sorry. That was by no means my intent,” Foxx wrote. “To make clear, I used to be betrayed by a pretend pal and that’s what I meant with ‘they’ not something extra.”
He continued: “I solely have love in my coronary heart for everybody. I like and help the Jewish neighborhood. My deepest apologies to anybody who was offended.”
So it’s fairly clear Foxx’s passive aggressive put up was not a focused assault on the Jewish neighborhood. Nonetheless, it’s simple to see why folks thought it was.
Subsequent time, Jamie, let’s select our phrases a bit of extra fastidiously.
Truly, let’s ALL simply cease the passive aggressive Instagram posts altogether. That seems like a greater resolution.