Cancel culture is here and in full effect. ViacomCBS has cut ties with Nick Cannon after they say he promoted ‘hate speech’ on his YouTube podcast Cannon’s Class.
During the podcast, Nick Cannon discussed conspiracy theories about Jewish people and praised a minister notorious for anti-Jewish comments.
Nick Cannon sat down with rapper Richard Griffin, known as Professor Griff to discuss his removal from the Hip-Hop group Public Enemy in 1989.
The Jews are wicked. And we can prove this.
He also said that Jews were responsible for “the majority of wickedness that goes on across the globe.”
I’m hated now because I told the truth.- Professor Griff
After these remarks were made Nick agreed with him.
You’re speaking facts. There’s no reason to be scared of anything when you’re speaking the truth.
ViacomCBS is the parent company of MTV and the cable channel TeenNick, both of which have broadcasted Nick Cannon for years on various platforms.
So what does this mean for Nick? The 39-year-old worked as an executive producer and chairman of TeenNick, a spinoff of the network Nickelodeon geared toward teenagers. He was also the host and executive producer of the MTV comedy show “Wild ’N Out.”
A ViacomCBS spokesperson issued a statement.
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.
Nick Cannon posted on his Twitter Monday, ” Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions”.
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.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020
Nick was honored to have the “legend” Mr. Griffin on his podcast. He also said it was a shame that Louis Farrakhan, a minister known for his history of anti-Semitic comments, had been silenced on Facebook.
Nick Cannon has been in the media a lot lately. Mostly in the media for positive things. He released a breathtaking video calling out systematic racism and police brutality.
On the anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s death, he dropped the trailer for Strong Enemies: The Untold Case of Dr. Sebi