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Jamie Foxx Looks Healthy In First Sighting Since Antisemitism Controversy Over A 'Jesus' Post

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By Favour Adegoke on August 13, 2023 at 12:15 PM EDT

Renowned actor and musician Jamie Foxx was spotted in public for the first time since his involvement in an antisemitism scandal that garnered significant media attention.

Foxx has since apologized and deleted the post, explaining that he was referring to a "fake friend" who "betrayed" him and not the Jewish community.

The multi-talented star seemed to be in good health as he embarked on an errand run, offering fans a reassuring glimpse into his well-being after a recent mystery health crisis.

Keep on reading to learn more.

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Jamie Foxx's First Sighting Since Antisemitism Scandal

Jamie Foxx 51st NAACP Image Awards

Jamie Foxx was recently spotted on his first public appearance since he was accused of posting an anti-semitic remark.

During his outing, the "Django Unchained" actor was captured by paparazzi cameras looking healthy and relaxed, donning a black casual yet stylish graphic print sweater teamed with matching joggers and white sneakers.

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The actor's warm smile and composed demeanor suggested that he was focused on moving forward from the shocking antisemitism controversy and concentrating on his personal life and career. Foxx was seen in the company of his ex Kristin Grannis, with whom he shares his daughter Annalise, 15.

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He Was Called Antisemitic For A Post About 'Jesus'

Cameron Diaz Has Allegedly NOT Spoken To Jamie Foxx Since His Hospitalization

Foxx found himself at the center of a storm of controversy after a recent social media post that many deemed to contain antisemitic undertones. The incident sparked a heated debate online, with critics and supporters voicing their opinions about the actor's intentions and the impact of his words.

The controversy began when the actor shared a post that read, "They killed this dude name Jesus... What do you think they'll do to you?!" on his Instagram account, which raised concerns within the Jewish community and beyond. The actor's words were analyzed by a fraction of fans, who pointed out the potential insensitivity and offensive implications embedded within the message.

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Jamie Foxx Posts Cryptic Photo About 'Jesus' & 'Fake Friends': 'What Do You Think They'll Do To You'
Instagram | Jamie Foxx

In response to the backlash, Foxx took to Instagram to address the situation. He expressed regret for any offense caused by his post and emphasized that his intentions were never to perpetuate hate or discrimination. He has since deleted the post, which he claimed was directed at a "fake friend" who "betrayed" him.

"I want to apologize to the Jewish community and to everyone who was offended by my post. I now know my words of choice have caused offense, and I'm sorry. That was never my intent," the actor noted, adding that he only has "love in my heart for everyone."

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Jamie Foxx Addresses Fans Over Mystery Illness

Jamie Foxx Instagram video
Instagram | Jamie Foxx

Foxx recently navigated a turbulent period in his life after going down with a mysterious illness. The star took to his Instagram account earlier this month to provide an update on his health and open up about why he requested privacy amid his recovery.

In the video, he emphasized that he wasn't "blind" or "paralyzed," referencing online speculations that that was the nature of his medical emergency.

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"I went through something I never thought I would go through. I know a lot of people [were] waiting or wanting to hear an update, but to be honest with you, I didn't want you to see me like that man," he shared, with tears in his eyes.

He went on, "I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, [or] a television show."

He also revealed that he went through "hell and back" to survive and has experienced some "potholes" on his "road to recovery."

Jamie Foxx Praises His Sister & Daughter For 'Saving' His Life

Corinne Foxx and Jamie Foxx at the Los Angeles Premiere Screening Of 'Below The Belt'

Foxx also took a moment to publicly express his gratitude to his daughter, Corinne, and sister, Deondra Dixon, whom he credited with providing unwavering support during his medical emergency.

In his heartfelt post on Instagram, the actor acknowledged the pivotal roles his daughter and sister played in his life, noting that they "saved" his life and kept the details surrounding his hospitalization private.

"To them, to God, to a lot of great medical people, I'm able to leave you this video," Foxx shared. "I cannot tell you how great it feels to have your family kick in in such a way, and y'all know they kept it airtight, they didn't let nothing out, they protected me, and that's what I hope that everyone could have in moments like these."

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