Jamie Foxx apologizes for social media post that was criticized by some as antisemitic

Jamie Foxx apologizes for social media publish that was criticized by some as antisemitic

ByDan Heching, CNN, CNNWire

Sunday, August 6, 2023 2:45PM

Jamie Foxx apologizes to the Jewish community for social media post

Jamie Foxx is making an attempt to clear up a misunderstanding stemming from a since-deleted social media publish that was criticized by some as antisemitic.

In a textual content publish shared to his Instagram on Saturday, the Oscar-winning actor wrote, “I need to apologize to the Jewish neighborhood and everybody who was offended by my publish. I now know my selection of phrases have brought on offense and I am sorry. That was by no means my intent.”

Foxx’s message was in reference to a previous publish, not discovered on his feed, which learn, “They killed this dude named Jesus… What do you assume they’re going to do to you???!” He ended the publish with the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.

Critics of the publish interpreted “they” because the Jewish folks, and traditionally antisemitism has been linked to the assumption Jews are liable for the demise of Jesus.

In his message on Saturday, he continued, “To make clear, I used to be betrayed by a faux pal and that is 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 neighborhood. 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.


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