Jamie Foxx has responded to the backlash he received for calling President Obama our “Lord and Savior” at the 2012 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. He said at the ceremony, “It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama.”
Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States said about Jamie’s joke “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.”
- In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jamie said, “I’m a comic [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.