Jamie Foxx has heard the rumors about his alleged “cloning,” and a recent comment made by the Oscar-winning actor suggests that reports of his duplication are highly exaggerated.
In an Instagram comment supposedly left on a Shade Room post on Thursday (July 13), the multi-hyphenate dismissed reports of his less-than-stellar status while also plugging his new Netflix film.
“They didn’t clone me but THEY CLONED TYRONE,” he wrote, referring to the upcoming dark satirical comedy that also stars John Boyega and Kiefer Sutherland. “See you July 21, only on @netflix.”
Check out the comment — and the photo of Foxx’s stunt double that sparked the comment — below:
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) July 15, 2023
Is this jamie foxx or a clone? 👀 pic.twitter.com/gnHk7ODAHo
— Hermaine M (@HermaineM) July 12, 2023
Rumors about Jamie Foxx’s health have been circulating since he was first hospitalized for what his family called “a medical complication” back in April,while filming the Netflix film Back in Action.
“He’s OK, thank God,” the source said. “He’s still in the hospital and doctors are running tests but he’s awake and alert. They’re keeping him under observation.”
Following a few weeks of hospitalization and receiving encouragement from friends and fans, the actor/singer took to Instagram in May to thank fans. “Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed,” Foxx wrote.
That, however, hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theories about Foxx’s alleged “cloning” — and, coincidentally comes at the same time as his new film They Cloned Tyrone.
However, despite all the conspiracy theories, and despite all the fictional films from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones to They Cloned Tyrone that suggest human cloning is on the horizon, the Pew Research Center confirms that human cloning has never been done.
“No one has ever cloned a human being, though scientists have cloned animals other than Dolly, including dogs, pigs, cows, horses and cats,” they report. “Part of the reason is that cloning can introduce profound genetic errors, which can result in early and painful death.”
Jamie Foxx is not been the first celebrity to be accused of being a clone — Eminem was accused of being one when he re-emerged from rehab with a more mature look that didn’t resemble his former “Slim Shady” alter ego; Gunna was recently also accused of being a clone.