Nick Cannon Makes Anti-Semitic Comments and gets dropped by Viacom
Nick Cannon recently came under fire for making anti-semitic comments on his podcast ‘Cannon’s Glass’. People took offense to the comments made and deemed it as hate speech. Not only that but Viacom terminates all their ties with Nick Cannon for this very reason.
The anti-semitic comments that Nick Cannon made
Nick Cannon had invited rapper Professor Griff on the show. They both discussed Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. While discussing, they were also talking about race. Moreover, they also talked about the connection of these theories to the Rothschild family.
Cannon also said that people without the melanin skin pigment are ‘a little less’. The actor also added that Black people are the ‘true Hebrews’. And since they’re true Hebrews, they cannot be anti-semitic:
“It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people. When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
This earned Nick Cannon a lot of backlash. People thought his comments were anti-semitic and offensive.
The actor then apologized on Twitter for what he said
After the podcast aired and the instant backlash, Nick Cannon came on Twitter to apologize for what he said. He wrote:
“Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding.”
Moreover, he also emphasized that he wanted to put light on what unites as opposed to what divides us:
“Until then, I hold myself accountable for this moment and take full responsibility because My intentions are only to show that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences, So let’s embrace those as well as each other. We All Family!”
Viacom terminates ties with Nick Cannon
Upon hearing Nick’s anti-semitic comments, the company Viacom was quick to take action. Hence, they ended their ties with the actor.
In an exclusive statement to Variety, Viacom states:
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism. We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast ‘Cannon’s Class’ on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him. We are committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. ViacomCBS will have further announcements on our efforts to combat hate of all kinds.
This is a bold move that Viacom made because they had a long history with Nick Cannon. He has worked with them on Nickelodeon. Moreover, he has also been a host of ‘The Masked Singer’ that airs on Fox and ‘America’s Got Talent’ that airs on NBC.