Nick Cannon has been fired by ViacomCBS soon after the host “promoted hateful speech and unfold anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,” in accordance to the media large.
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all types of anti-Semitism,” ViacomCBS mentioned in a statement. “Even though we help ongoing schooling and dialogue in the struggle towards bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to accept or apologise for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him.”
Cannon, the host of the preferred MTV show “Wild ‘N Out,” just lately agreed with previous Community Enemy rapper Professor Griff’s assertion that Jews are “wicked”
“I am hated now since I informed the fact,” Griff, who left Community Enemy in 1989 upon producing the remark, informed Cannon during the “Cannon’s Class” podcast late last thirty day period.
“You might be speaking specifics,” Cannon mentioned.
“Semitic men and women are black people today” Cannon, an African American, afterwards extra. “You can not be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people.”
Cannon has been a fixture at ViacomCBS for additional than two decades, hosting an array of packages over the several years.
The 39-calendar year-aged was also named chairman of TeenNick, a spinoff of Nickelodeon, in 2009.
Cannon tweeted to his extra than 4.7 million followers that he did not have “malice intentions” with his remarks.
“Any individual who appreciates me appreciates that I have no loathe in my coronary heart nor malice intentions,” he wrote. “I do not condone dislike speech nor the unfold of hateful rhetoric. We are residing in a time when it is much more important than ever to boost unity and knowing.”
Anybody who appreciates me knows that I have no despise in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone detest speech nor the unfold of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is much more crucial than ever to encourage unity and understanding.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020