Jamie Foxx Accused Of Anti-Semitism, ‘Ray’ Star Apologizes To Fans & Clarifies His Stance

Jamie Foxx, an American actor, comedian, and musician best known for his depiction of the titular character in the film Ray, has recently apologized for posting something that many considered to be anti-Semitic on his Instagram account on Friday. In another Instagram post, he defined and clarified his intentions behind the comments made earlier.

What did Jamie Foxx say that was considered anti-Semitic?

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They Cloned The Tyrone actor sparked outrage after posting a photo of a black square with the caption, “They killed this dude named Jesus… what do you think they’ll do to you?” Along with the photograph, which has since been removed, Foxx included the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.
The enigmatic and polarizing message provoked outrage online, with some suggesting it was anti-Semitic. Others, however, read Foxx’s remark as him expressing his feelings of betrayal by friends and fans. Jennifer Aniston was among others who weighed in, posting an Instagram Story to condemn anti-Semitism when it was revealed that she had “liked” Foxx’s post, saying, “I do NOT support any form of anti-Semitism. And I truly don’t tolerate HATE of any kind. Period.”

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What did Jamie Foxx say in response to the post some had labelled “anti-Semitic”?

Jamie apologized in another picture post on Instagram which read, “I want to apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post. I now know my choice of words have caused offense and I’m sorry. That was never my intent.” The actor continued, “To clarify, I was betrayed by a fake 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. My deepest apologies to anyone who was offended.”

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