c994d02922b4f232d0dcff70499775a7084fa52a Jennifer Aniston distances herself from liking Jamie Foxx's contentious post on Jesus
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Jennifer Aniston distances herself from liking Jamie Foxx's contentious post on Jesus

Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx
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Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston find themselves at the center of a controversy sparked by Foxx's cryptic social media post about Jesus. Foxx's post, suggesting that Jesus' fate could befall anyone, was criticized for being anti-semitic as it implied that Jews collectively hold responsibility for the death of Jesus. Though Foxx attempted to clarify his remarks, the damage had been done, with fans and critics alike denouncing him. 

Jennifer Aniston, who had inadvertently liked the post, quickly distanced herself from the message, saying she "did not 'like' this post on purpose or by accident" and that she "does not support any form of antisemitism." Foxx also apologized, stating that he "had no intention" of offending anyone and that he only had "love in my heart for everyone. I love and support the Jewish community."

Jamie Foxx has expressed his love and support for the Jewish community. Foxx's comments come amidst a rise in antisemitic incidents, with the Anti-Defamation League recording over 3,600 incidents of harassment, vandalism, and assault this year alone. Foxx has been out of the public eye since being hospitalized with a "medical condition" in April, but his daughter has assured the public that he is on the road to recovery. Foxx recently made his first public appearance aboard a boat in Chicago. 

Foxx's social media controversy and Aniston's response have brought back memories of a similar incident involving Kanye West almost a year ago. In October 2022, West stirred controversy by expressing his desire to harm individuals of Jewish faith on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. This led to the suspension of his accounts and the loss of lucrative brand deals, causing significant damage to his career. It's worth mentioning that West and Foxx had collaborated on multiple songs, including the hit track "Gold Digger" in 2005.

The fallout from West's comments resulted in a powerful response from the entertainment industry, with numerous A-listers condemning antisemitism and standing against the rise of hate speech and attacks on the Jewish community. Their unified stance served as a strong reminder of the need to combat discrimination in all its forms.

Celebrities have made their stance clear on the issue of antisemitism, with Reese Witherspoon and Florence Pugh both condemning it in any form. Witherspoon emphasized the importance of recognizing the fear that the Jewish community faces during such times, while Pugh called for action to be taken against hate speech. 

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