Jamie Foxx has apologized for an Instagram post that was perceived as anti-Semitic.
In a since-deleted post, Foxx wrote: “They killed this guy named Jesus… What do you think they’ll do to you?! #fakefriends #fakelove”.
“I want to apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post,” Foxx wrote in a new post on instagram. “I now know that my choice of words has caused offense and I am sorry. That was never my intention. To clarify, I was betrayed by a fake friend and that’s what I meant by “them”, nothing more. I only have love in my heart for everyone. I love and support the Jewish community. My sincere apologies to anyone who has been offended. … Nothing but love always, Jamie Foxx.”
He included four heart emojis and a praying hands emoji alongside the fox emoji in his post.
The controversy surrounding Foxx’s initial post also spilled over to Jennifer Aniston.
In a screenshot shared by a broader frameworka newsletter covering current events in the Jewish world, Aniston seemed to like Foxx’s original post.
Aniston took her instagram stories friday night to clear things up along with the Wider Frame post.
“This really makes me sick. I did not like this post on purpose or by accident,” Aniston wrote. “And most importantly, I want to be clear to my friends and anyone hurt by this who appears on their feeds: I DO NOT support any form of anti-Semitism. And I really don’t tolerate HATE of any kind. Period.”
Foxx’s post was criticized for apparently promoting the antisemitic point of view that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ.
The actor’s posts come as he continues to recover after being hospitalized due to a “medical complication” he experienced while making the Netflix movie. back in action.
In a video posted to Instagram two weeks ago, Foxx finally opened up about his recovery. Although he did not reveal many details about what happened to him, he did say, “I went through something that I thought would never happen.”
And he shot down rumors that he was “blind” or “paralyzed.”
“As you can see, the eyes are working, the eyes are working fine,” he said. “I’m not paralyzed, but… I’ve been to hell and back, and my road to recovery has been bumpy as well. But I’m going back and I can work.”
He also addressed the lack of information from him and his team during his recovery.
“I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear updates but to be honest with you I just didn’t want you to see me like this man,” he continued. “I want you to see me laughing, having fun, partying, telling a joke, making a movie, a TV show. I didn’t want you to see me with the tubes coming out of me and trying to figure out if I would make it.”
Aniston and Foxx previously worked together on both horrible bosses films.