Two charged in Croatia over 'racial slur' against Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx

Two charged in Croatia over 'racial slur' against Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx

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

Police said they acted after receiving reports of "particularly arrogant and rude" insults made against restaurant guests in Dubrovnik, 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.

Foxx mentioned an offensive racial term among the examples of the language used.

Police said they are considering other charges against the two men.

Croatia, like other European countries, has seen a rise in far-right sentiments.

Foxx was filming a Robin Hood remake in Dubrovnik, a city on the Adriatic Sea.

AP

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