Friday, January 28, 2022

Nick Cannon Demands Ownership of ‘Wild ’n Out’ After ViacomCBS Firing

*Nick Cannon has responded to ViacomCBS dropping him after he “failed to acknowledge or apologize” for spreading “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” 

Cannon is under fire for calling white and Jewish people “lesser than” black people during his podcast “Cannon’s Class.” He also said melanin contains soul and compassion, which white people lack. 

“Our melanin is soul power and it connects us in a way that the reason why they fear black…is the lack that they have of it,” Cannon said. 

Adding, “Melanin comes with compassion. Melanin comes with soul, that we call it soul, we soul brothers and sisters, that’s the melanin that connects us so the people that don’t have it, are, and I’m going to say this carefully, are a little less and where the term actually comes from, and I’m going to bring it back around to Minister Farrakhan, where they may not have the compassion.”

ViacomCBS cut ties with Cannon following backlash he received over the comments, and condemned his “hateful speech” and failure to “acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism.”

Cannon is now firing back at the company, taking to Facebook to request full rights to Wild ‘N Out, the show he hosted and produced for VH1, a ViacomCBS-owned cable channel.

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“If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize,” he wrote in the post titled “Truth and Reconciliation.”

“But now I am the one making demands,” he continued. “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!”

Cannon went on to note that ViacomCBS are attempting to “make an example of an outspoken black man,” and that the company banned “all advertisements that supported George Floyd and Breonna Taylor who we are still seeking justice for.”

During his controversial podcast, Cannon spoke about the Rothschilds and “the bloodlines that control everything, even outside of America.”

He said that Black people are the “true Hebrews.”

They didn’t have the power of the sun, the sun then started to deteriorate their skin, so then they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of a deficiency, So, therefore, the only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive,” he said of whites.  

“They had to be savages, they had to be barbaric, because they’re in these Nordic mountains, they’re in these rough environments, so they’re acting as animals. So they are the ones that are actually closer to animals, they are the ones that are actually the true savages.” 

In his Facebook post, Nick Cannon claimed he reached out to the company’s chair Shari Redstone “to have a conversation of reconciliation and actually apologize if I said anything that pained or hurt her or her community.”

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs shared his support for Nick  when he tweeted “come home to [Revolt] truly BLACK OWNED!!!” He added: “We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture. We are for our people first!!! For us! By US! Let’s go!”

You can watch Cannon’s controversial comments via the clip below. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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