10:55 PST 11/13/2018
"Pray for everyone in California. People lose their entire existence. We are lucky enough to be able to move but many people don't, so only God blesses all," said Foxx 'Entertainment Tonight. & # 39;
Jamie Foxx has opened up about having to evacuate his home in Southern California.
Foxx talks with Entertainment Tonight on Sundays during the New York City premiere Robin Hood and revealed that he and his family had to vacate their homes in California because of forest fires throughout the state. "We have to evacuate, so my children and family are at the hotel but they are safe," he said.
"But at least 25 people lost their lives, many people were injured in my neighborhood in Thousand Oaks, and of course, you know, shooting," he continued.
Foxx urges others to look for kindness to people during difficult times. "I can't say enough people, in today's world where it's like crazy times, to just look for good to people. Stop looking for bad people," he said. "And only pray for children, men, pray for everyone in California. People lose their entire existence. We are lucky enough to be able to move but many people don't, so only God blesses all."
When visiting Live With Kelly and Ryan On Tuesday, the actor explained more about forced evacuation. "This is really real. People lose everything, so send your prayers if you can," he said.
Foxx also asked others to give "encouragement" to firefighters. "Just to make you understand, there is a Malibu ridge here and Thousand Oaks on this side, so imagine they are fighting fire here. The wind changes and he goes there, so they fight on various levels," he said.
He also gave a special shout to a firefighter named Whistling Pete who "came and socialized with our children." He added that firefighters worked around the clock to keep everyone safe.
Foxx also discussed the recent shootings in Thousand Oaks during his appearance. "I have to say this too. Thousand Oaks is also in my community. Please send your prayers for them too," he said. "This is a difficult time."
"This is a strange year. It's been a year for people to draw lines in the sand and a kind of back and forth quarrel," he said, before once again urging others to be nice. "Every time I go, I will say, Look for the kindness of people. Look for all the kindness of people. All the time we continue to look for people who are bad. It's time to look for kindness to people, like my grandmother often said , when things start to flare up like that, when mom talks, it tells us to gather a little. "
Foxx also talked about fires while visiting The Tonight Show on Monday.
"By not being there, you can't really recognize how scary and devastating it is," he said. "Malibu is almost gone and people lose everything."
He urged viewers to help. "If you see a place where you can give money or only good prayer and energy and especially for all the first respondents," he said. "It's in my neighborhood." He returned to bring Whistling Pete, who had worked "48 hours without rest."
While his house survived and his family survived, Foxx added that others like Gerard Butler and Robin Thicke had lost their homes. "And others. Not just celebrities. I mean people in the community," he said. "So, give them good energy."
He also touched on the Thousand Oaks photo shoot at the late night show. "I know many times we are afraid to talk about things because you never know who might be affiliated with what, but all I can say is that to hear in the fourth safest place in the world, something tragic like that happens, "he said. "We have to speak out, because like I said, it is our children and our family. And the police officer, we see that person every time we go straight from Hampshire in Thousand Oaks and he is a hero, so please give me prayers your prayer. "
Foxx summed up the topic by repeating the idea that everyone should start looking for good in people.