Jamie Foxx Responds to Obama Comment Backlash

Jamie Foxx is responding exclusively to ET about the furor over his comment referring to President Barack Obama as “our Lord and Savior.”

Foxx, who made the comment at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, tells ET’s Nancy O’Dell in an interview at his California home that his comment was intended as a joke. “I’m a comic,” Foxx says, “[and] sometimes I think people get a little too tight. And, it’s getting a little tougher for us comedians [because] some people take it and want to make a huge story out of it, but it’s a joke.”

Some Christians blogged and tweeted that they found Foxx’s comment offensive.

Tune in to ET starting on Thursday, November 29 for the multiple-part interview series with Jamie Foxx, which will include an announcement about an exciting new project that’s close to his heart, as well as a tour of his home.

2 Replies to “Jamie Foxx Responds to Obama Comment Backlash

  1. It’s ok for a black man to say this but if a white man said it about another white he would be condemned a racist. You have just brought the division of whites and blacks so much closer to revolution. God not Obama have mercy on your soul.

  2. IT’S REALLY BECOMING TO BE A SHAME THAT COMEDIANS CAN’T MAKE JOKE ANYMORE……PEOPLE THIS MAN IS A COMEDIAN AND HE TELLS JOKE IF YOU ARE THAT MUCH IN CHURCH YOU NEED NOT BE WATCHING THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS….I WILL SAY IT AGAIN JAMIE IS A COMIC HE TELL JOKES GET OVER IT ….IT STARTED WITH KAT WILLIAMS NOW YOU ALL ARE GETTING REALLY RIDICULOUS….

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