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

Foxx apologised for the post, after Aniston publicly distanced herself from it

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.