Jewish NFL star Julian Edelman says he wants to have an “uncomfortable conversation” with DeSean Jackson about the WR’s anti-Semitic IG post … but he’s hopeful the two can learn from each other.
Edelman broke his silence on Jackson Thursday morning … saying he “wanted to take some time because it’s a complicated issue and I wanted to be thoughtful.”
As we previously reported, DeSean posted a quote on IG attributed to Hitler (though it’s not a real Hitler quote) suggesting a secret Jewish conspiracy for global domination.
Edelman acknowledges Jackson posted some “ugly things” about Jews … but notes, “I do see an opportunity to have a conversation.”
The 34-year-old Super Bowl MVP explained his own experience with anti-Semitism — and how he was called a hateful slur on the football field back in 2011.
He called on the Black and Jewish communities to listen and learn from each other … and then made an offer to DeSean.
“DeSean, lets do a deal. How about we go to D.C. and I take you to the Holocaust Museum and then you take me to the Museum of African American History and Culture.”
“Afterwards, we grab some burgers and we have those uncomfortable conversations. This world needs a little more love, compassion and empathy.”
For his part, Jackson has said he’s been meeting with Jewish leaders to try and educate himself about anti-Semitism.
We’ll see if he takes Edelman up on his offer.