Nick Cannon was shot down by ViacomCBS due to anti-Semitic comments

Nick Cannon was shot down by ViacomCBS due to anti-Semitic comments
We talked with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast titled Cannon's Class on YouTube, which promoted obnoxious talk and published anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, ViacomCBS said.

While we support continuing education and dialogue in combating intolerance, we are deeply concerned that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we end our relationship with him, adding that “we are committed to doing a better job in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance. ViacomCBS will receive more announcements about our efforts to combat hatred of all kinds. "

Canon produced "Wild 'n Out", a comic series to improve VH1, a cable channel owned by ViacomCBS. It has been a regular part of the company's offline TV shows, including NBC's former host of "America's Got Talent" and Fox "The Masked Singer".

There was no immediate response to the Associated Press requests for comment from Canon and his representative on his website. Fox also did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

As the podcast controversy began to emerge on Monday, Canon replied to a Facebook post.

"I neither condone hate speech nor the spread of hate speech ... The black and Jewish sects have faced enormous hatred, persecution, and intolerance for thousands of years, and they have continued and will continue to work together in many ways to overcome these books."

According to ETOnline, Canon continued the long post by saying he was "a defender of people's voices to be heard openly, fairly and openly".

"In today's conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all - including myself - should continue to educate each other and embrace uncomfortable conversations - it's the only way we can all improve," he noted. He welcomes the healthy dialogue and invites experts to question him "and corrected me in any statement that I made was expected to be negative."

"Until then, I hold myself accountable for this moment and take full responsibility because my intentions are only to show that as beautiful human species we have more common ways of differences, so let us embrace them together. We are all family! Concluded," concluded.

In the over-an-hour Canon podcast, he and Griffiths assert that blacks are the true Hebrews and that Jews have usurped their identity.

Canon then divides into a discussion about skin color - "and I will say it carefully," he begins - to claim that people who lack enough melanin are "a little less".

He said that those who do not have dark skin have a "deficiency" that historically forced them to act out of fear and commit violence to survive.

"They had to be brutal," Cannon said, adding that he was referring to "Jews, white people, and Europeans," among others.

"People on social media, including British rapper Zoby, are beginning to describe him as a" black fanatic, "ETOnline noted.

ViacomCBS's work came as Karim Abdel-Jabbar, a major basketball writer and writer, condemned many sports and entertainment celebrities for their anti-Semitic tweets and posts and what he called "a frightening lack of discontent" in response.

Abdul Jabbar made his comments in a column for a Hollywood reporter who did not refer to a cannon.

ViacomCBS is the parent company of CBS News and ETOnline.

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