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ViacomCBS fires Nick Cannon after racist and anti-Semitic outburst on his YouTube talk show in which he called white people 'evil, rapists and savages'

ViacomCBS has cut ties with Nick Cannon after the actor was accused of spreading antisemitic conspiracy theories on his podcast in which he called white people 'evil' and 'the true savages'. 
The 39-year-old made the remarks while discussing racial bias with former Public Enemy member Richard 'Professor Griff' Griffith, in an episode of his YouTube talk show Cannon's Class that aired two weeks ago.   
During their discussion, which was reportedly filmed last year, Cannon and Griffin said black people are the true Hebrews and that Jews have usurped their identity.    
'ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,' the company said in a statement Tuesday. It is terminating its relationship with Cannon, ViacomCBS said. 
'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,' the company said.  
Backlash: Nick Cannon drew widespread criticism over the weekend for a recently surfaced interview, containing contains anti-Semitic theories and rhetoric
Backlash: Nick Cannon drew widespread criticism over the weekend for a recently surfaced interview, containing contains anti-Semitic theories and rhetoric
Speaking up: Cannon wrote that he is an 'advocate for people's voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly
Speaking up: Cannon wrote that he is an 'advocate for people's voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly
The former America's Got Talent host has had a relationship with Viacom since his Nickelodeon days in the 90s. 
On Monday Cannon wrote on Facebook: '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.'
He added: '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.'
Explanation: As he encouraged more 'healthy dialogue' from experts, clergy, or spokespersons, he reiterated his intentions are to show 'that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences'
Explanation: As he encouraged more 'healthy dialogue' from experts, clergy, or spokespersons, he reiterated his intentions are to show 'that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences'
Additionally, Cannon called himself 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,' the father-of-three continued.   
As he encouraged more 'healthy dialogue' from experts, clergy, or spokespersons, he reiterated his intentions are to show 'that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences.' 
Specific language: Cannon clarified why his remarks and statement don't contain the words 'sorry' and 'apologize' in an interview with Fast Company
Specific language: Cannon clarified why his remarks and statement don't contain the words 'sorry' and 'apologize' in an interview with Fast Company 
Cannon also clarified why his remarks and statement don't contain the words 'sorry' and 'apologize' to Fast Company.
'To me apologies are empty. Are you forcing me to say the words 'I'm sorry'? Are you making me bow down, 'cause then again, that would be perpetuating that same rhetoric that we're trying to get away from,' Cannon said. 
He furthered: 'What we need is healing. What we need is discussion. Correct me. I don't tell my children to say, 'I'm sorry.' I want them to understand where they need to be corrected. And then that's how we grow.'  
Hate speech: In the June 30 episode, Cannon said Black people are the 'true Hebrews' and spoke about the Rothschild family
Hate speech: In the June 30 episode, Cannon said Black people are the 'true Hebrews' and spoke about the Rothschild family
In the June 30 episode, Cannon said Black people are the 'true Hebrews' and also theorized about 'going as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America.'  
Cannon said that white people of the past were 'savages' and 'barbaric.
'They're the ones that are actually closer to animals, they're the ones that are actually the true savages.'
He later said on the podcast, 'You can't be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people. When we are the same people who they want to be. That's our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.' 
Meanwhile, his ex-wife, who he shares nine-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, shared a snap of her pup with the tone-deaf caption: 'It's a ruff summer.' 
In the picture, her Jack Russell Terrier can be seen sporting a pair of googles on a lounge chair by her pool. 

7 comments:

  1. About time Mariah Carey's no talent racist ex was thrown off TV.

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  2. Look up the word "DELUSION" in the dictionary, if you know what that is. Because you are suffering from it Nick.

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  3. Well, white people HAVE enslaved, raped and forced countless others in their history.
    As a matter of fact, I don't think any other race has raped more women or enslaved more people than white people.

    They kicked the native Americans out of their own country and tells everyone else to go back to whatever country they supposedly came from.
    Isn't Texas really part of Mexico?
    White people have enslaved the whole world and called it colonization.
    Let's not forget about white people forcing their gods on others.

    White people are so thorough, they have Mexicans speaking Spanish.. Which is a European language!
    I could go on but what for?

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    1. Too bad you don't know your world history. Read up on Genghis Khan who is considered the greatest conqueror of all time, How about Mao and his great leap forward killing 45 million in 4 years. How about Shaka Zulu? How about Pol Pot and the killing fields? How about the Nigerian Civil War or the Somali Civil War or Papa Doc Duvalier and son Baby Doc of Haiti? Native Americans had wars against each other and forced other tribes off land. War, killing, rape is a HUMAN and PRIMATE trait not a single race trait.

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    2. If the race has men in it, then they're rapists, murderers and slavers....PERIOD!

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  4. His protected class status wasn't powerful enough to survive his foolishly touching the third rail of the Jewish Question.

    He may be Black, jack, but he ain't one of the chosen people, as he just discovered.

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