NFL star apologizes after posting anti-Semitic quote

NFL star apologizes after posting anti-Semitic quote 1

 

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized for a series of anti-Semitic Instagram posts, one of which included a quote about Jews falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler.
Jackson posted a passage to his Instagram Story that claimed to quote Hitler in saying that Black people were "the real Children of Israel," and that White Americans would be terrified to know that they have been "mistreating and discriminating and lynching" them, screenshots published by the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications show.
According to Snopes.com, the passage is often quoted by those arguing that Hitler was not racist.
Jackson later wrote that his original post had been misinterpreted, according to screenshots taken by various news organizations. However, in a different post, he shared a specific paragraph referencing a Jewish plan to "extort America" and achieve "world domination."
NBC Sports and other outlets reported that he also shared a clip from a speech made by Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who has been widely criticized as being anti-Semitic. In the speech, Farrakhan accused Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates of wanting to "depopulate the Earth" with a coronavirus vaccine.
Jackson addressed the backlash in a video posted on his Instagram on Tuesday.
"I just want to first off extend an apology on behalf of me and what I stand for, because you know, I'm one that's fair and I never want to put any race down or any people down," Jackson said.
He also said that he regretted posting about Hitler at all.
"I really didn't realize what this passage was saying," Jackson said in a statement on Instagram. "Hitler has caused terrible pain to Jewish people like the pain African-Americans have suffered. We should be together fighting anti-Semitism and racism. This was a mistake to post this and I truly apologize for posting it and sorry for any hurt I have caused.

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81 Comments on "NFL star apologizes after posting anti-Semitic quote"

  1. 🏜️₲ɾɑղԵॐ𝅗𝅥 | July 8, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

    F— apologies. We don’t need someone who’s probably a Louis Farrakhan apologist.

  2. At a time like this we don’t need to be trading racist comments or post back and forth with one another

    • Wu-Flu Chan | July 8, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

      Shut up you colored or white person

    • Carlos Dominguez | July 8, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      Tell that to the entire Democratic party, consisting of race baiters and setting race relations back a good 5 decades in a matter of months.

    • Then why did you post a comment? You didn’t expect a reaction?

    • I don’t get it. If hitler didn’t say it.?????? Anyway. Isn’t Israel keeping Palestinians in a giant concentration camp??????

    • Are you referring to real racist comments or those words deemed racist by CNN? It’s a rhetorical question so don’t get all puffy

  3. Jordan Juniel | July 8, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

    As a general rule, and I can’t believe I need to say this, if something sounds like Hitler might have said. DONT SAY IT.

  4. Jerry Junior Official | July 8, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

    He didn’t get the same amount of outrage as Drew Brees.

  5. Where are all the people that screamed and called Drew Brees a racist for saying that he respected the flag?

    • So if he wasn’t a racist then why did he apologize? Bro of u a racist, be racist… I hate when y’all try to hide it, be proud of “what” u are, we’d respect u more instead of being fake.

    • @Bob Harry just like,BLM, own up to it

  6. I’m so confused what exactly did he say

  7. Valentin MRV | July 8, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

    The chosen people lives matter

  8. Kevin Hartwell | July 8, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

    If you are the seed of SHEM?
    How can you be anti semitic?

    • Kevin Hartwell Indeed. What the non-Semites are doing to the Semitic Palestinians is true anti-Semitism

    • Technically Anti-Japhetic antics

    • Reluctant Human | July 8, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

      Kevin Hartwell why can’t you be? Semite is a broad category. One sub group can hate another. Would it not be appropriate for someone to be labeled anti Caucasian if they made racist comments about Poles or French people even though they are German or British? Of course. Your argument is moronic. Also, there is no Shem. It is a story for idiots.

    • Reluctant Human | July 8, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      BAN EVERYTHING! You lucky thing. I am banned from saying that g – word. My comments auto delete. I also can’t say the color of snow, the color of coal, the continent where lions live, and several other innocuous words. YT is George Orwell’s dream.

    • @Reluctant Human wait, why cant you say colors?

  9. David Ellis | July 8, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

    Lol ! My comment ” He Will Be Cut ” was deleted ! That’s a sports term CNN ! C’mon Man. How about this , He will be waived. 👌

  10. Why don’t you actually show the tweet

  11. THEGREAT GEEKSBY | July 8, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

    It’s interesting how they never show the posts or comments. I wonder why.

    • Carlos Dominguez | July 8, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      But they’ll show full Tweets by the President that are anything but racist and then get idiots to pontificate about how said Tweets are secretly dog whistles and statements of white supremacy.

    • They show 45’s all the time-wonder why?

  12. THEGREAT GEEKSBY | July 8, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

    Won’t most Jews tell you that they are not Semitic but European? They’ll tell you that they are not descended from Shem soooo

    • PinkHawk191 | July 8, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      I am a Jew by birth. My family is from Eastern Europe. We are known as Ashkenazi Jews. I belong to the Reform branch of Judaism. I attend shul on Friday nights and holidays. I attend online adult education that my synagogue does. My faith is a huge part of my life.

    • @PinkHawk191 👃👃👃

    • THEGREAT GEEKSBY They are Khazars

    • So what? Who cares? That’s like saying Catholics who are not from Italy aren’t Catholics. Stupid.

    • Reluctant Human | July 8, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      There was no Shem. No flood, no repopulation. Drop the mythology and use your brain.

  13. bitterboi31 | July 8, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

    He should be fired and cancelled like everyone else…No special rights…

  14. Wilhemina Mazyck | July 8, 2020 at 9:50 PM | Reply

    I think he should be fired. EQUALLY OPPORTUNITY JUST LIKE ROSANNE.
    No one is above the law.

  15. Steve Elzey | July 8, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

    Why didn’t he get fired, I know why and so do you,

  16. No forgiveness like Roseanne Barr .

  17. Jerry Marasco | July 8, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

    This is how CNN is full of bs !
    Where’s the tweet at ? You just ignore and omit facts every hour on the hour !!!
    Where is the tweet ? If Trump tweeted it it would be shown for days and talked about for months !
    This is why you can believe a single word from CNN network ! EVER !

  18. कट्टर हिन्दू | July 8, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

    *Can’t say I’m surprised, as DeSean Jackson was never the smartest tool in the shed…*

  19. The Handsome Supreme Lord Emperor Donald J. Trump | July 8, 2020 at 10:15 PM | Reply

    “The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is that I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump, my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party. I was threatened as a celebrity into being in one party. I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.” – *Kanye West.*

  20. solid salmon | July 8, 2020 at 10:21 PM | Reply

    Why isn’t your headline black man posts antisemitic remarks?

    Fake news.

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