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Artist Nick Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS on Tuesday after refusing to apologize for the anti-Semitic comments made on his podcast.
CANCELLED:: Nick Cannon. https://t.co/z8C3al8FlT
— ExcaliberXX (@ExcaliberXX) July 15, 2020
Cannon made the comments in an interview
Cannon made the comments in an interview with former Public Enemy member Professor Griff in a June episode of the show, Cannon’s Class. Griff was fired from the rap group after an interview in 1989, in which he accused the Jewish people of “most of the evil that plagues the world”.
Cannon said that “the Semitic people are a black people”.
“You cannot be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” said Cannon. “When we are the same people they want to be. It is our birthright.” Cannon also declared that blacks were “the real Hebrews”.
Media giant ViacomCBS
Cannon had a long working relationship with the media giant ViacomCBS, including hosting programs on MTV and Nickelodeon. In 2007, Cannon was named president of Nickelodeon’s young adult programming platform, TeenNick. Cannon won a Congress Horizon award in 2009 for his achievements in reaching young people.
“While we support continuing education and dialogue in the fight against fanaticism, we are deeply concerned that Nick has not recognized or apologized for the perpetuation of anti-Semitism, and we have ended our relationships with him,” read a statement released Tuesday. via ViacomCBS.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart and no malicious intentions,” Cannon said in a Facebook post on Monday. “I do not approve of hate speech or the spread of hate rhetoric. We live in a time when promoting unity and understanding is more important than ever.”
Nick Cannon also said
Cannon also said that “African Americans and the people of the Jewish community have come together to create one of the best and most revolutionary works we know today.
Cannon is currently the host of the best-rated music competition program The Masked Singer on Fox Broadcasting Network. Newsweek contacted Fox to provide comments.
During the podcast episode, Cannon appeared to defend the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan. “Whenever I hear about it,” said Cannon of Farrakhan, “it’s positive, powerful, uplifting.”
Farrakhan was designated by the SPLC as an anti-Semitic extremist. According to the SPLC, Farrakhan adheres to a theory that blames Jews for the American slave trade.
In a tweet on Monday, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt asked Cannon to “educate himself”.
“It is really disturbing that @NickCannon is using its platform to perpetuate false anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and elevate Louis Farrakhan vehemently anti-Semitic,” wrote Greenblatt. “He should immediately apologize and find out why his comments are so damaging.”