Jamie Foxx took to social media on Saturday to express remorse over a contentious Instagram post that had stirred accusations of anti-Semitism.
The Django Unchained star admitted his wrongdoing and said, "I want to apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post."
Foxx acknowledged the impact of his choice of words and stated, "I now know my choice of words have caused offense, and I'm sorry.
That was never my intent." With a desire to clarify the intentions behind the now-deleted post, the actor further explained, "I was betrayed by a fake friend, and that's what I meant with they,not anything more."
Leaving no room for doubt about his feelings, Foxx added, "I only have love in my heart for everyone. I love and support the Jewish community.
My deepest apologies to anyone who was offended."
On August 4th, Friday, award-winning actor posted a cryptic message on Instagram, raising concern among many for its potential antisemitic undertones.
The now-deleted post read, "They killed this dude named Jesus… what do you think they’ll do to you?" accompanied by the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.
The swift response from the online community was filled with accusations and criticism.
Jennifer Aniston, found herself embroiled in the controversy. Jewish news outlet A Wider Frame captured screenshots that allegedly showed Aniston both liking and unliking Foxx's original post.