EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Aniston keeps a low profile after being linked to Jamie Foxx anti-Semitism controversy
Jennifer Aniston appears to be keeping a low profile after being inadvertently involved in an anti-Semitism controversy swirling around Jamie Foxx.
The 54-year-old actress was photographed in Los Angeles leaving a Pilates session on Wednesday, having disabled her Instagram comments earlier this week after an account under her name hit the like button on a controversial post from Foxx that contains allusions to anti-Semitism.
Aniston — who immediately clarified her position on the pole, as did Foxx — wore an all-black ball cap ensemble with a tank top and leggings for the physical.
Aniston, who played Rachel Green on the NBC series Friends, wore gold-framed sunglasses and olive green sandals as she stepped outside carrying a cardboard box on a summer day in the City of Angels.
The eternal A-lister, who also wore a knee bracelet, appeared deep in thought following the social media scandal.
Moving on: Jennifer Aniston, 54, appears to be keeping a low profile after being inadvertently involved in an anti-Semitism controversy swirling around Jamie Foxx, 55
The brouhaha started Saturday when the Any Given Sunday actor, 55, posted an angry message that read, “They killed a guy called Jesus… what do you think they’ll do to you???!” followed by the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.
An account using Aniston’s name appeared to “like” the comments, which were subsequently labeled anti-Semitic by a number of observers.
“Actor Jamie Foxx posts horrific anti-Semitic messages to his 16.
7 million followers,” wrote the A Wide Frame account, which noted the offensive post.
For centuries, Jews have been blamed for the death of Jesus, and the alleged deicide has been used as an excuse for oppression and violence against them.
The Morning Show star, 54, who got caught up in the controversy, was quick to denounce it and denied any connection to it in her Instagram Stories, saying, “This is really making me sick.”
The Emmy-winning actress immediately denied any interaction with Foxx’s controversial post.
“I purposely or accidentally didn’t like this post,” said Aniston, whose name is featured on dozens of social media fan accounts.
The Break-Up star stressed that she harbors no animosity towards the Jewish people and opposes racism in the strongest sense.
On the road: The actress was pictured in Los Angeles leaving a Pilates session on Wednesday
Ahead: Aniston wore an all black ball cap ensemble with a tank top and leggings for the physical exertion
Silence: Aniston disabled her Instagram comments earlier this week after an account under her name clicked the like button on a controversial Foxx post with allusions to anti-Semitism
Casual: Aniston wore gold-framed sunglasses and olive green sandals as she stepped out in the City of Angels on a summer day while carrying a cardboard box
“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 any form of anti-Semitism,” she said. “And I really don’t tolerate any form of HATE. Period of time.’
On Saturday morning, Foxx, who was recovering from hospitalization and health issues, attempted to rectify the situation by writing his own explanation of his now-deleted post.
“I want to apologize to the Jewish community and to anyone who was offended by my post,” the Django Unchained star said. “I now know that my chosen words have caused offense and I’m sorry.”
The Ray actor said his intention was to express a personal complaint and had nothing to do with Jewish people.
“That was never my intention” To clarify, I was betrayed by a fake friend and that’s what I meant by “they”, nothing more,” he said. “I have only love in my heart for everyone. I love and support the Jewish community.
My sincere apologies to anyone who was offended. Nothing but love always, Jamie Foxx.’
Jamie’s friend Adam Weitsman was quick to defend himself, writing, “I know you personally, I’m Jewish and know you are the last person who would EVER act anti-Semitic.”
“You are kind and considerate to everyone. I would always vouch for you.’
Clarification: Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston try to clear up some controversial social media misunderstandings after both were linked to alleged anti-Semitic comments he shared
Denounced: Jennifer was quick to denounce any form of anti-Semitism or hate (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 is recovering from a health issue, apologized for his choice of words and clarified the meaning of the previous post, explaining that he was referring to a ‘fake friend’ and not the Jewish community
Vouch: Jamie’s friend Adam Weitsman was quick to defend him, writing, “I would always vouch for you…”
The Texas-born entertainer has been dealing with health issues in recent months, after being sidelined on April 11 by a health issue while working in Atlanta.
In the aftermath of the April incident, his daughter Corinne said on Instagram that the A-lister had been taken to a hospital following a “medical complication.”
Corinne said in a statement: “We wanted to share that my dad, Jamie Foxx, had a medical complication yesterday.”
At the time he was in the hospital, he was working on a Netflix movie titled Back in Action opposite Cameron Diaz.