Jamie Foxx became the victim of a racial incident while on location in Croatia.
Foxx was the target of a racist slur at a restaurant in the coastal town of Dubrovnik, where he is filming “Robin Hood: Origins,” on Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Police responded to a reports of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults ― including “one of the guests on racial grounds” ― made by two men. Disorderly conduct charges were filed against the men, and police are looking into whether to pursue more.
Foxx is not specifically named in the report, but he posted about the encounter on Instagram Stories. In a video still on The Daily Mail, Foxx says, “They drunk up in here. I came to the table and they banged on us in Croatian.” It also appears that the individuals in question were being escorted out by law enforcement.
While both videos are no longer available on the actor’s account, on Monday Foxx uploaded another one talking about the beauty of the country along with the hashtags #backonmyfunnyshit and #blackman.
Europe has seen a rise in far-right sentiment in recent months. Croatia has had problems with racist chants occurring during soccer games, making headlines over the summer during the Euro 2016.
“It’s not that they are really (intentionally) racist,” Croatian journalist Aleksandar Zoliga told Vice Sports at the time of the country’s national soccer team, “but they are ignorant and don’t take this problem seriously.”
A rep for Foxx was not immediately available to comment.
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