Jamie Foxx apologizes and takes down his Instagram post.
Jamie Foxx, the actor, has apologized for an alleged anti-Semitic Instagram remark.
“They killed this dude named Jesus… what do you think they’ll do to you???!” Foxx, 55, wrote in the article. “#fakefriends #fakelove.”
According to several social media users, Foxx’s remark reflected an antisemitic view that Jews were collectively responsible for Jesus Christ’s killing.
In 1965, the Roman Catholic Church publicly rejected the concept.
Foxx responded to the criticism in a new Instagram post on Saturday, saying, “I want to apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post.”
“I now realize that my choice of words caused offense, and I apologize.” That was not my intention.
“To clarify, I was betrayed by a fake friend, and that’s what I meant by ‘they,'” the Ray actress wrote on Instagram.
Jennifer Aniston was also chastised for appearing to “like” Foxx’s original post before it was deleted. The Friends star subsequently issued a statement on Instagram, stating that she opposes all forms of antisemitism.