Media encourages black people to be race obsessed
He told Vibe magazine: ‘Cause as black folks we’re always sensitive. As a black person it’s always racial.
Super stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Jamie spoke to Vibe magazine
‘I come into this place to do a photo shoot and they got Ritz crackers and cheese.
‘I’ll be like, ain’t this a b***h. Y’all didn’t know black people was coming.’
In the same vein he explained that if he turned up to the photo shoot and there was fried chicken and watermelon, he would also be annoyed at the stereotype.
Jamie also admitted that he feels that he must act and talk in a certain way around white people and in his day-to-day job as an actor.
He told the magazine: ‘But the minute I leave my house, I gotta put my other jacket on and say, ‘Hey, Thomas, Julian and Greg.’ And I gotta be a certain person.
‘But when I get home my other homies are like how was your day? Well, I only had to be white for at least eight hours today, [or] I only had to be white for four hours.’
Foxx was speaking extremely candidly alongside Django Unchained co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington, who all defended the Quentin Tarantino directed movie.