Jackson had a FaceTime conversation on Tuesday with David Adelman, chairman of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, and 76ers limited partner and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin.
The wide receiver apologized to the Jewish community, Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, the Eagles organization and their fans for his “insensitive and ill-informed posts.” Jackson explained he was trying to “uplift, unite and encourage our culture with positive and light. Unfortunately, that did not happen.”
In a joint statement issued Tuesday, Jewish organizations in Philadelphia — including the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition — condemned Jackson’s Instagram posts. It reads, in part: “Although Mr. Jackson later posted that he ‘has no hate in his heart,’ his amplification of hate-filled messages sent a very different message.”
Jackson promises to educate himself and make a difference in the community.
“I will seek out voices from other communities and listen to their words, thoughts and beliefs,” he wrote in his latest apology, which he tweeted Tuesday night. “In a time of division, I am committed to doing my part in making this world a better place for our children.”