Jamie Foxx apologizes for ‘antisemitic’ put up: ‘I solely have love in my coronary heart’

Name it an admission of guilt.

Jamie Foxx has issued a mea culpa after he shared a controversial put up on Instagram Friday that many deemed to be “antisemitic.”

“I wish to apologize to the Jewish neighborhood and everybody who was offended by my put up,” the Oscar winner wrote through Instagram on Saturday.

“I now know my alternative of phrases have triggered offense and I’m sorry. That was by no means my intent.”

Foxx, 55, continued by explaining what he believed the message of his put up actually meant.

“To make clear, I used to be betrayed by a faux pal and that’s what I meant with ‘they’ not something extra. I solely have love in my coronary heart for everybody.”

The “Ray” star concluded by reaffirming, “I like and assist the Jewish neighborhood. My deepest apologies to anybody who was offended. Nothing however love at all times.”

Foxx stated it was “by no means his intent” to offend the Jewish neighborhood.

Foxx’s apology was met with blended reactions, however principally constructive suggestions.

“Glad to see this, large fan of yours and didn’t know what to consider this put up, thanks for posting this apology and good luck in your persevering with restoration,” one particular person commented.

One other added, “I’m Jewish and I assumed it was one helluva leap to name it antisemitic. I knew precisely what you meant. All people wants to sit back.”

The put up Foxx initially shared, which sparked a ton of backlash on-line, learn, “They killed this dude named Jesus … What do you suppose they’ll do to you?! #fakefriends #fakelove.”

Jamie Foxx's controversial post.
Foxx’s controversial put up learn, “They killed this dude named Jesus … What do you suppose they’ll do to you?!”

The “Django Unchained” star was pressured to take it down just some hours later, nonetheless, after it was perceived as spreading hateful rhetoric towards Jewish individuals.

One critic beforehand tweeted in response, “I’m a Jewish advocate who fights antisemitism. Jamie Foxx’s put up was a horrifically antisemitic message rooted in traditional blood libel and anti Jewish conspiracy principle.”

One other agreed, “Seeing somebody like Jamie Foxx put up antisemitic content material is a tragic reminder that Jews can’t simply exist like most everybody else. There’ll at all times be individuals who hate us.”

Jamie Foxx in a purple suit.
Foxx was known as “antisemitic” by a number of individuals on-line on account of his put up.

Nevertheless, others didn’t learn Foxx’s put up in the identical method, together with Jennifer Aniston, who “favored” it.

The “Mates” alum, 54, then needed to defend her actions on social media, explaining through her Instagram Story Friday, “This actually makes me sick. I didn’t ‘like’ this put up on goal or by chance.”

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She added, “And extra importantly, I wish to be clear to my buddies and anybody harm by this exhibiting up of their feeds — I do NOT assist any type of antisemitism. And I actually don’t tolerate HATE of any sort. Interval.”

Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx posing together.
Jennifer Aniston had to answer backlash herself for “liking” Foxx’s put up.

Foxx’s put up comes after a string of celebrities in Hollywood have been known as out for his or her anti-Jewish remarks, together with Kanye West.

The Grammy-winning rapper, who collaborated with Foxx on hits like “Gold Digger and “Gradual Jamz,” infamously went on a months-long rant in late 2022, by which he glorified Adolf Hitler and tweeted about going “loss of life con 3” on Jewish individuals.

In consequence, West, 46, was dropped from a number of model partnerships from main firms like Adidas and Hole.