Sunday, March 7, 2021

ViacomCBS Drops Nick Cannon Over His ‘Anti-Semitic’ Comments [VIDEO]

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*ViacomCBS has kicked Nick Cannon to the curb, saying 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,” CNN reports. 

He also said melanin contains soul and compassion, which white people lack.

Just as the cancel-culture was about to come for his head, the cancel-mob at the corporate level intervened and stripped him of his platforms. 

“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.”

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During the podcast, Cannon also 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.” 

Viacom issued a statement about parting ways with Nick Cannon. 

“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,” read a statement from the company obtained by EW. “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.”

The statement continued, “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.”

Cannon produced “Wild ‘n Out” for VH1, a ViacomCBS-owned cable channel.


The statement concluded with: “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.”

One Twitter user noted of the company’s decision to fire Cannon, “Imagine, being Nick Cannon and getting harsher and swifter repercussions for your words than the demons that murdered Breonna Taylor have gotten for their actions.”

Another said “Y’all took away Nick Cannon’s platform so quickly, but still have white pedophiles with whole tv networks.”

The Black Authority wrote, “Nick has used his platform working for these racist white corporations to speak up for Black people regardless. He could have pulled a @terrycrews or a @stephenasmith but he took the more difficult path. Nick held down the streets so we gotta hold it down for him.

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Cannon took to Facebook on Tuesday and tried and explain his remarks.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions,” he said. “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.”

“I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts,” Cannon maintained, “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.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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