Jamie Foxx is making an attempt to clear up a misunderstanding stemming from a since-deleted social media put up that was criticized by some as antisemitic.
In a textual content put up shared to his Instagram on Saturday, the Oscar-winning actor wrote, “I wish to apologize to the Jewish group and everybody who was offended by my put up. I now know my selection of phrases have precipitated offense and I’m sorry. That was by no means my intent.”
Foxx’s message was in reference to a previous put up, now not discovered on his feed, which learn, “They killed this dude named Jesus… What do you assume they’ll do to you???!” He ended the put up with the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.
Critics of the put up interpreted “they” because the Jewish individuals, and traditionally antisemitism has been linked to the assumption Jews are chargeable for the dying of Jesus.
In his message on Saturday, he continued, “To make clear, I used to be betrayed by a faux pal and that’s what I meant with ‘they’ not something extra. I solely have love in my coronary heart for everybody. I really like and help the Jewish group. My deepest apologies to anybody who was offended.”
The posts come after Foxx skilled a nonetheless undisclosed “medical complication” that landed him within the hospital this previous spring.
Earlier this week, the “Ray” star credited his sister Deidra Dixon with saving his life as a part of a birthday tribute video he filmed for her.