Jennifer Aniston has disabled feedback on her Instagram following the scandal surrounding Jamie Foxx’s controversial Instagram submit.
The scandal erupted final week when the actor, 55, took to the photo-sharing website to submit an emotional message that learn: ‘They killed a dude called Jesus… what do you think they’ll do to you? ??!’ adopted by the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.
The message, which some followers seen as anti-Semitic, appeared to enchantment to Jennifer, who shortly took motion to distance herself from the scandal.
Jennifer herself created a submit to distance herself from the perceived declare, after which Jamie adopted up with an announcement clarifying that he didn’t have the Jewish neighborhood in thoughts when he uploaded the submit.
Before turning off her feedback, the Friends star shortly denounced the submit and denied any connection to it in her Instagram Stories, writing: “This really makes me sick. I intentionally or accidentally did not ‘like’ this post.
Denounced: Jennifer Aniston has turned off comments on her Instagram in the wake of the scandal surrounding Jamie Foxx’s controversial Instagram post (pictured in New York in September 2022)
Controversy: The controversy started when Jewish group A Wider Frame labeled Jamie’s now-deleted post as anti-Semitic and someone named Jennifer Aniston “liked” it. The Morning Show actress denied any connection and denounced anti-Semitism
Apologies: Jamie, who’s recovering from a well being challenge, apologized for his alternative of phrases and clarified the that means of the earlier submit, explaining that he was referring to a ‘fake friend’ and never the Jewish neighborhood
Association: Jennifer and Jamie are pictured on the 2011 premiere of Horrible Bosses
The anger surrounding the unique assertion stems from the age-old blame positioned on the Jews for the loss of life of Jesus, and the alleged homicide has been used as an excuse for oppression and violence towards them.
An account titled Jennifer Aniston appeared to “like” the feedback, which had been subsequently labeled anti-Semitic.
Beady-eyed customers behind the A Wide Frame account noticed the offensive submit and shared a screenshot alongside the phrases, “Actor Jamie Foxx posts horrific anti-Semitic message to his 16.7 million followers.”
There are dozens of fan accounts on social media beneath the title Jennifer Aniston.
In her submit, Jennifer continued, “And more importantly, I want to be clear to my friends and anyone who has been hurt by seeing this in their feeds – I do NOT support anti-Semitism of any kind. And I really do not tolerate any form of HATE. Period of time.’
On Saturday, Jamie, who was recovering from hospitalization and health issues, tried to set things right by writing his own explanation for his now-deleted post.
He wrote: “I want to apologize to the Jewish community and to anyone who was offended by my post. I now know that my chosen words have caused offense and I am sorry. That was never my intention…
‘To be clear, I was betrayed by a fake friend and I didn’t mean that by ‘she’ anymore. I have only love in my heart for everyone…
“I love and support the Jewish community. My sincerest apologies to anyone who was offended. Nothing but love always, Jamie Foxx.’
Following the furore, a slew of celebrities, friends and fans have defended Jamie after he apologized. Stars including model Winnie Harlow, comedian Jay Pharoah and rapper Waka Flocka have spoken out in support of Foxx.
Supportive: A slew of celebrities, friends and fans have defended Jamie after he apologized for a controversial Instagram post
Speaking up: Winnie Harlow and Jay Pharoah both responded to Foxx’s apology. Harlow thought it was “so obvious” what he meant, whereas Pharoah thought he ought to apologise
Jennifer’s take: The Friends star confusingly mentioned she didn’t just like the submit “on purpose or by accident.”
For Harlow, the confusion over Foxx’s submit was baffling, as she wrote, “I’m so confused… it’s so obvious what you said.”
Many imagine the actor was pressured to challenge an unwarranted apology.
Pharoah wrote on Twitter, “If you have to apologize for the truth, your voice is the minority,” whereas Kenya Barris wrote, “Love you bro!!! Wait for you!!’ while Waka tweeted, “This so cap.”
Meanwhile, National Director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted to thank Jamie for apologizing.
We welcome @iamjamiefoxx’s apology and thank him for clarifying. Furthermore, we want him effectively as he recovers from his earlier hospitalization,” he wrote on-line.
A supportive individual on Twitter mentioned confidently, “Any black person growing up in the South will tell you Jamie Foxx wasn’t referring to Jewish people.”
It was added that Foxx merely meant, “If Jesus can be betrayed, so can you.” He actually meant faux mates/faux folks. To get to it so shortly, it’s ridiculous,” commented the consumer @Nine2x.
One individual attributed the misunderstanding to colloquial language.
Passionate: Multiple stars together with mannequin Winnie Harlow, rapper Waka Flocka and comic Jay Pharoah have spoken out in help of Foxx
Unjustified apology accepted: National Director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted to thank Jamie for his apology
Explanation: One individual mentioned confidently: ‘Jamie Foxx was not referring to Jewish people’
Meme: The scenario sparked a meme that mentioned, “I’m trying to find the anti-Semitism Jennifer Aniston saw in Jamie Foxx’s instagram story
In my defense, one person attributed the misunderstanding to colloquialisms
‘Wild’: Someone else explained, ‘Black people have been using (the term ‘they’) in our community for ages when someone is out of pocket’
‘Just stupid’: Huffington Post editor Philip Lewis weighed in and said Aniston Foxx owes an apology
More reaction from Aniston: An onlooker called the actress a ‘fake boyfriend’
Hot take: Someone else referred to Jennifer’s response as “I call it manager mode”
“We really live in two different worlds. Because how is an ordinary black spoken language interpreted in this way?’ someone with the handle @carolinerenard_ wondered.
Caroline added: ‘And now Jamie Foxx has to apologize? I want you to know black people in real life.’
Jamie’s friend Adam Weitsman was one of the first to defend him when he wrote on Instagram, “I know you personally, I’m Jewish and know you are the last person who would EVER act anti-Semetic.”
‘You (sic) kind and attentive to everyone. I would always vouch for you.’