ByDan Heching, CNN, CNNWire
Sunday, August 6, 2023 2:45PM
Jamie Foxx is trying to clear up a misunderstanding stemming from a since-deleted social media submit that was criticized by some as antisemitic.
In a textual content submit shared to his Instagram on Saturday, the Oscar-winning actor wrote, “I need to apologize to the Jewish group and everybody who was offended by my submit. I now know my selection of phrases have brought about offense and I am sorry. That was by no means my intent.”
Foxx’s message was in reference to a previous submit, now not discovered on his feed, which learn, “They killed this dude named Jesus… What do you suppose they’re going to do to you???!” He ended the submit with the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.
Critics of the submit interpreted “they” because the Jewish folks, 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 pretend pal and that is what I meant with ‘they’ not something extra. I solely have love in my coronary heart for everybody. I like and assist 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.
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