Jamie Foxx apologises to Jewish community after being accused of antisemitism

Jamie Foxx has apologised for posting a message accused of being antisemitic.

The actor, 55, had drawn anger for writing a cryptic post on Instagram slamming ‘fake friends’ and ‘fake love,’ and writing: ‘They killed this dude name Jesus… what do you think they’ll do to you?’

Jamie’s post was widely shared and was interpreted by some as being antisemitic, with The Times of Israel explained that Foxx’s post can be seen to reference the ‘Jewish deicide’, a belief that ‘Jews are collectively responsibly for the killing of Jesus.’

Friends star Jennifer Anniston, whose name was seen in the ‘likes’ in a screenshot of the now-deleted post, later came out to say she had not liked the post ‘on purpose or by accident,’ and said it ‘really makes me sick,’ adding she does ‘not support any form of antisemitism.’

Jamie has now taken to Instagram again apologising to ‘the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post.’

He said he now knows ‘my choice of words have caused offense and I’m sorry. That was never my intent (sic).’

Regarding the post in question, he says he meant Jesus was betrayed by those he thought were his friends, and wrote: ‘To clarify, I was betrayed by a dake friend and that’s what I meant with “they” not anything more.

‘I only have love in my heart for everyone. I love and support the Jewish community.’

He offered his ‘deepest apologies to anyone who was offended.’

Signing off, he wrote: ‘Nothing but love always, Jamie Foxx.’

It comes after Jennifer wrote that the initial post, which showed her as having liked the message, ‘really makes me sick. 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 fees – I do NOT support any form of antisemitism. I truly don’t tolerate HATE of any kind. Period.’

Spider-Man actor Jamie is currently recovering after being rushed to hospital with a mystery illness in April and spent several weeks in hospital receiving treatment. 

However, Jamie’s family did not disclose what caused his medical emergency and the actor has kept details of his ordeal under wraps, but has thanked fans for theirsupport.

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