Actor Jamie Foxx’s now-deleted Instagram post is drawing criticism for its purportedly antisemitic content. “They killed this guy named Jesus. What do you think they’ll do to you?” Foxx said in a post on Friday, followed by #fakefriends and #fakelove.
Later, he erased the tweet and apologized for his “clumsy” language, saying that he had meant to say “they,” a “fake friend” who had betrayed him. Hey guys,” he wrote.
To clarify, I felt betrayed by a fake friend, and that’s what I meant by ‘them’ about nothing more. I want to apologize to the Jewish community and anyone else who was affected by my message. I know my words were awkward and have caused harm.
Prior to its deletion, Foxx’s post was liked by actress Jennifer Aniston. This actually makes me sick, she subsequently commented on Instagram. I didn’t ‘like’ this post intentionally or by chance.
Furthermore, I want to make it absolutely clear to my friends and anyone else who could be offended by this appearing in their feeds that I do not condone any kind of antisemitism.
And I sincerely do not tolerate any form of hatred. Period.” Foxx was criticized on social media after it was determined that his remarks were antisemitic.
Angry over the post, journalist Eve Barlow declared, “I am a Jewish champion who opposes antisemitism.
Jamie Foxx’s remark was a horrifyingly antisemitic statement based on anti-Jewish conspiracy theories and traditional blood libel. 16.7 million people follow him. I’m not holding out for him to say more.
“Seeing someone like Jamie Foxx post antisemitic content is a sad reminder that Jews can’t just exist like most everyone else,” Melissa Weiss wrote in a tweet. There will always be individuals who despise us.
Whoah. Jamie Foxx posted this to his Instagram story. pic.twitter.com/NM1VJmmJvE
— An0maly (@LegendaryEnergy) August 4, 2023