Jamie Foxx has issued a mea culpa after he shared a controversial post on Instagram Friday that many deemed to be “antisemitic.”
“I want to apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post,” the Oscar winner wrote via Instagram on Saturday.
“I now know my choice of words have caused offense and I am sorry. That was never my intent.”
Foxx, 55, continued by explaining what he believed the message of his post truly meant.
“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.”
The “Ray” star concluded by reaffirming, “I love and support the Jewish community. My deepest apologies to anyone who was offended. Nothing but love always.”
Foxx’s apology was met mixed reactions, but mostly positive feedback.
The “Django Unchained” star was forced to take it down just a few hours later, however, after it was perceived as spreading hateful rhetoric toward Jewish people.
As a result, West, 46, was dropped from several brand partnerships from major companies like Adidas and Gap.
Jamie Foxx apologizes for ‘antisemitic’ post: ‘I only have love in my heart’ Jamie Foxx apologizes for ‘antisemitic’ post: ‘I only have love in my heart’