Jamie Foxx Targeted With Racial Slur During 'Robin Hood: Origins' Shoot in Croatia

Jamie Foxx (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jamie Foxx (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

By THR Staff

Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Jamie Foxx in a restaurant.

Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The police statement did not name Foxx as the target, but the actor briefly posted comments about the incident on his Instagram profile before deleting them. He mentioned an offensive racial term among the examples of the vulgar language used.

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Police say they are investigating whether to pursue other charges against the men. Croatia, like other European countries, has seen a rise in far-right sentiments.

Foxx was in Dubrovnik, a city on the Adriatic Sea, filming Robin Hood: Origins, in which he plays Little John. The Lionsgate retelling of English folklore stars Taron Egerton as the titular thief. Otto Bathurst is directing the action film, also starring Tim Minchin, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan and Ben Mendelsohn.


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