American actor, Jamie Foxx has apologised to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by a social media post which he made and was criticised by some as antisemitic.
Foxx whose posts came after he experienced a yet to be known “medical complication”, made a text post shared to his Instagram on Saturday.
“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 Oscar-winning actor wrote.
Foxx’s message was in reference to a prior post, no longer found on his feed, which read, “They killed this dude named Jesus… What do you think they’ll do to you???!” He ended the post with the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove, CNN reports.
Interestingly, the post was interpreted by Critics who tagged “they” as the Jewish people, as antisemitism has been historically linked to the belief Jews are responsible for the death of Jesus.
He also wrote, “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.”
Earlier this week, the “Ray” star credited his sister Deidra Dixon with saving his life as part of a birthday tribute video he filmed for her.