Jamie Foxx, an actor, issued an apology to the Jewish community on Saturday after it was claimed that his cryptic Instagram post about “fake friends” encouraged antisemitism.
“I sincerely regret any offense my post may have caused the Jewish community and anyone else. I’m sorry; I now realize that my word choice offended someone. I never intended to do that.
Foxx penned the following in a now-deleted post: “THEY KILLED THIS DUDE NAME JESUS…DO YOU BELIEVE THEY WILL DO TO YOU? phony love and fake buddies.
What caused the post is unknown.
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Foxx’s initial tweet was posted by A Wider Frame, a publication that claims to offer “a better overall understanding and scope of Jewish world news,” and that labeled it as “horrifically antisemitic.”
“This really makes me sick,” Aniston wrote in an Instagram Story. “I did not ‘like’ this post on purpose or by accident. And more importantly, I want to be clear to my friends and anyone hurt by this showing up in their feed – I do NOT support any type of antisemitism. And I truly don’t tolerate HATE of any kind. Period.”
That is all ‘they’ meant to me, nothing more, he wrote. I only have love for everyone in my heart. I adore and stand behind the Jewish people. I sincerely apologize to anyone I offended.
Many individuals defended Foxx, some claiming that it was a reference to a term frequently used by the Black community.
“Any Black person from the South who grew up will tell you that Jamie Foxx wasn’t talking about Jews. Simply said, “They killed, lied about, and talked about Jesus” indicates “If Jesus can betray you, so can you.” He really did mean to say phony pals or fake individuals. It’s ridiculously quick to reach,” one user tweeted.
Jamie Foxx is a great person, therefore it was only natural for him to apologize for maybe offending people.