Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston Apologize for Allegedly Antisemitic Instagram Post

On Friday (August 4), Jamie Foxx took to Instagram to share a cryptic message that caused quite an uproar on social media over the weekend. In the since-deleted post, Foxx writes, “They killed this dude name Jesus…what do you think they’ll do to you???!” – adding the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.

The internet was filled with mixed emotions over the post. On one hand, people were finding the post to be antisemitic and offensive to the Jewish community. On the other hand, people weren’t so quick to criticize the 55-year-old actor and claimed the post could be referring to anyone or any group of people. 

On Saturday (August 5), Jamie Foxx took to Instagram to clarify his comments and apologize to the Jewish community, and anyone else who was offended by the post. He received a lot of support in the comments – some of which from celebrity friends – who said an apology wasn’t necessary to begin with.

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“I now know my choice of words have caused offense and I’m sorry. That was never my intent,” he wrote in the cryptic post. “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.” 

He wasn’t the only celebrity to apologize for the post. Jennifer Aniston, who was one of the few who liked the photo before it was taken down, issued a statement of her own and slammed the post. “This really makes me sick. I did not ‘like’ this post on purpose or by accident,” she wrote on her Instagram Story.

“And more importantly, I want to be clear to my friends and anyone hurt by this showing up in their feeds – I do not support any form of antisemitism. And I truly don’t tolerate HATE of any kind. Period,” the actress continued. Much like her actor friend, Jamie Foxx, she was met with an overwhelming amount of support.

Foxx’s recent post comes just two weeks after the actor posted a video of himself addressing his health scare for the first time. He was hospitalized in April and has spent the past few months recovering as he slowly works his way back to full health. He expressed gratitude to all who showed their love and support. 

Celebrity Friends Share Their Support for Jamie Foxx

Ever since posting his apology note on Saturday, Jamie Foxx has received an endless amount of support from his celebrity friends and fans. Some of those to voice their support were Mark Birnbaum, Winnie Harlow, Waka Flocka, Jay Pharoah, Jalen Rose, and Kenya Barris – among a flurry of others. 

“As a close friend for 20 years [Jamie Foxx] is the most inclusive non-antisemetic person out there. He’s got nothing but love for everyone including us Jews. Let’s move onto the next nonsensical story of the day,” wrote Birnbaum in an Instagram Story that was shared by Jamie Foxx on his own Instagram Story.

Jay Pharoah commented on his frustrations over people having to ‘apologize for the truth’ and said it makes it seem as if ‘your voice is a minority.’ Meanwhile, Jalen Rose praised Foxx for his ‘unquestioned’ voice of ‘inclusion and equality.’ Others were quick to share similar sentiments in support of Foxx. 

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While Jamie Foxx was hospitalized in recent months, he appears to be making his return to work – which means we can expect to see plenty more of him in the coming months. For example, his new movie Strays will be released on August 18 and he has at least five more projects dropping in the near future.

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