Actor Jamie Foxx was criticized big time on the Internet for referring to President Barack Obama as “Our Lord and Savior” during a recent awards show, but the actor insists it was only a joke in the name of comedy!
Foxx told the audience at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, “It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Saviour, Barack Obama.”
This comment didn’t sit well with some, with Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights President William Donohue releasing a statement which read: “Foxx’s epiphany is startling. It just goes to show that even though Obama did not succeed in stopping the oceans from rising (as he promised to do in 2008), he did succeed in convincing Jamie Foxx, and no doubt legions of others, that God exists.”
Foxx has been forced to clarify his words, and is insisting that the comment was made in jest, and shouldn’t have been taken so seriously. He explains to Entertainment Tonight, “I’m a comic (and) sometimes I think people get a little too tight (serious). 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,”
… Everyone is a comic these days…