Jamie Foxx is apologizing for antisemitic remarks he made on social media about Jews killing Jesus … while claiming he was betrayed by a fake friend.
The actor posted a message on Instagram Saturday, saying, “I want to apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post.”
Jamie continued, “I now know my choice of words have caused offense and I’m sorry. That was never my intent. To clarify, I was betrayed by a fake friend and that’s what I meant with “they” not anything more.”
He went on to say, “I only have love in my heart for everyone. I love and support the Jewish community. My deepest apologies to anyone who was offended.”
As you may know, Jamie posted his controversial remarks on Instagram Friday, stating, “They killed this dude name Jesus… what do you think they’ll do to you?” The message was soon deleted, but not before users took snapshots and posted them to social media.
Jewish groups spotted the message and started spreading it online, which caught the interest of Jennifer Aniston. The actress was thought to have liked Jamie’s post, but later clarified that she hadn’t and was horrified by his words.
Jennifer said, “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. I truly don’t tolerate HATE of any kind. Period.”
Meanwhile, Jamie recently broke his silence on his major health scare back in April, which landed him in the hospital for a little over a month. He was recently released and seen around Chicago doing some fun activities as he recovers from his condition, which still has not been publicly revealed. Jamie personally thanked his family and friend in a video posted online.