Nick Cannon has been dropped by ViacomCBS after a decades-long partnership over his “”hateful speech and anti-Semitic theories.”
The hardest working young man in show business released an episode of “Cannon Class” that featured Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, a former member of the iconic Hip Hop group, Public Enemy.
The episode was filmed over a year ago, but was recently released.
Via CBS News
In Cannon’s hour-plus podcast, he and Griffith contend that Black people are the true Hebrews and that Jews have usurped their identity.
Cannon then segues into a discussion of skin color – “And I’m going to say this carefully,” he begins – to allege that people who lack sufficient melanin are “a little less.”
Those without dark skin have a “deficiency” that historically forced them to act out of fear and commit acts of violence to survive, he said.
“They had to be savages,” Cannon said, adding that he was referring to “Jewish people, white people, Europeans,” among others.
Cannons Class (Full Episode)
ViacomCBS released the following statement about their decision to sever ties with Nick Cannon.
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.
Adios, “Wild N’ Out!“
Nick Cannon Responds To Backlash
Nick Cannon took to Facebook on Tuesday to respond to those who were offended by the episode of “Cannons Class” and said, “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.”
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.
The Black and Jewish communities have both faced enormous hatred, oppression persecution and prejudice for thousands of years and in many ways have and will continue to work together to overcome these obstacles.
When you look at The Media, and other sectors in our nation’s history, African Americans and The people of the Jewish community have partnered to create some of the best, most revolutionary work we know today.
I am an advocate for people’s voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly. In today’s conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all – including myself – must continue educating one another and embrace uncomfortable conversations – it’s the only way we ALL get better. I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to hold me accountable and correct me in any statement that I’ve made that has been projected as negative. 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!??
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Nick Responds Demands Full Ownership Of ‘Wild N’ Out’ & An Apology
A few hours ago, Nick Cannon returned to Facebook to respond to being dropped by ViacomCBS and said, “I don’t have to defend myself here, the proof is in the history.”
He then proceeded to call ViacomCBS out for their tomfoolery.
For Viacom to be so deceptive is no surprise; they have been mistreating and robbing our community for years, underpaying talent on their biggest brands like Love & Hip Hop, all of BET programming and of course, Wild ‘N Out.
I don’t have to defend myself here, the proof is in the history. I believed that the corporation was becoming more progressive and willing to create helpful spaces and dialogue in these difficult and uncertain times of 2020. Instead they chose to recently ban all advertisement that supported George Floyd and Breonna Taylor who we are all still seeking justice for. I also went as far to reach out to Ms. Shari Redstone, the owner of Viacom, to have a conversation of reconciliation and actually apologize if I said anything that pained or hurt her or her community. Dead Silence! So that’s when I realized they don’t want a conversation or growth, they wanted to put the young negro in his place.
Nick also demanded full ownership of his hit series, “Wild N’ Out,” as well as an apology.
But now I am the one making demands. I demand full ownership of my billion dollar “Wild ‘N Out” brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership! I demand that the hate and back door bullying cease and while we are at it, now that the truth is out, I demand the Apology!
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Social Media Reacts
Nick is no stranger to losing a gig or partnership.
He’ll be alright.