1:25 PM PT — Jeudy went to Twtter to address his jewelry … saying “Don’t mean no disrespect to the Jewish people! I’m sorry to the people who take my chain offensive!!”
He’s never been Bar Mitzvah’d. He doesn’t fast on Yom Kippur. So, why is Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy rockin’ a Star of David around his neck at the NFL Combine?
“My last name’s Jeudy. People sometimes call me [Jew for short].”
Long story short … Jeudy really likes his “Jew” nickname and decided to cop himself some “jew”elry to let everybody know!
“So, I just got a Jewish star … I’m not Jewish though.”
Jeudy also has a decorative piece with the word, “Jew” spelled across.
Everyone in the media room laughed when Jeudy offered up his explanation — but the question … is it all Kosher with actual Jewish people?
We asked some of the Jewish people in the office for their thoughts — here’s what we got.
— “I think it’s weird and f**ked up.”
— “If it’s not used in a derogatory way, I don’t care.”
— “It doesn’t bother me.”
— “I’m not offended by it. I hope somehow the ‘Jew’ nickname will spark interest in Judaism and Jewish culture.”
— “I don’t like that one bit. I think it’s making a mockery of people’s identity. I find it very offensive.”
So, division in the office … how do you feel about the chain?
Originally Published — 8:00 AM PT