Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston issue statements over ‘antisemitic’ Instagram post

Jamie Foxx has apologised for sharing an allegedly antisemitic message on social media, hours after Jennifer Aniston distanced herself from

the post and denied liking it.

The row began after Jewish news company A Wider Frame shared a screenshot of Foxx’s Instagram post that read: “They killed this dude name Jesus…What do you think they’ll do to you?”

He added the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.

A Wider Frame criticised the “horrifically antisemitic” message, highlighting how Jewish deicide – or the conspiracy that the Jews killed Jesus – has fuelled dangerous antisemitism for centuries.

In response, Foxx (real name Eric Marlon Bishop) later deleted the post and offered his “deepest apologies” for any hurt he caused, explaining his post referred to a “fake friend” who betrayed the actor.

“I want to apologise to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post,” Foxx, 55, wrote in a statement shared on his social media accounts. “I now know my choice of words have caused offense and I’m sorry.”

The Django Unchained star continued: “I only have love in my heart for everyone. I love and support the Jewish community.”

The actor’s fans defended Foxx on social media, writing “it was obvious he was referring to the act of betrayal by people you know and trust”.