Nick Cannon finally apologized for his anti-Semitic statements in a series of tweets on Wednesday evening
Nick Cannon finally apologized for his anti-Semitic statements in a series of tweets on Wednesday evening and said to the fans: "I am ashamed" – but he did not address the whites as "angry, rapist and savage".
ViacomCBS cut ties to the actor on Tuesday after his controversial comments during an episode of his talk show "Cannon's Class" on YouTube. Fox confirmed on Wednesday that he would still host the hit show The Masked Singer.
Cannon came under fire in a June 30 episode of his talk show "Cannon's Class", in which he interviewed former public enemy member Professor Griff, whose real name was Richard Griffin, who left the rap group in 1989 was thrown because he said Jewish people were responsible for the majority of malice in the world '.
When I apologized to the Jewish community on Wednesday evening, Cannon said, "First of all, I apologize to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin.
"They have reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and great people, and I am ashamed of the uninformed and naive place from which these words came. The video of this interview has since been removed. & # 39;
He later added: “In my podcast, I used words and literature that I believed to be factual in order to elevate my community. Instead, it turned out to be hateful propaganda and stereotypical rhetoric that hurt another community. I'm very sorry, but now we can write a new chapter of healing together. & # 39;
But he did not respond to his comments that past white people were "wild" and "barbaric".
Confirming that Cannon would still host the hit show, The Masked Singer Fox said in a statement: "He is clear and repentant that his words were wrong and lacked understanding and context, and accidentally encouraged hatred. This was important for us to watch.
Nick sincerely apologized and quickly took steps to educate himself and make amends. Based on this, and given the belief that this moment requires dialogue, we will move forward with Nick and help him advance this important conversation in general. & # 39;
Radio personality Charlamagne, who had previously said that Cannon's shot from ViacomCBS had proven that Jews have power. The breakfast club host took a look at the controversy after Cannon was accused of spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and said white people were "evil" and "true savages" on his podcast.
& # 39; Nick is my type. I hate that he had to be, but you can do that if you have the power, ”said Charlamagne on Wednesday. "And if there is one thing that the Jews have shown us, it is that they have the power.
"I can't wait for the black people to be fired for saying things we think are racist. We can hardly fire the police officers because they actually killed us, ”he added.
Charlamagne noted that while Cannon had the right to freedom of expression, he was not "free from the consequences of this speech". He said the actor could have benefited from the presence of a "Jewish scholar" or rabbi to correct his inaccurate comments during the discussion.
ViacomCBS cut ties with Nick Cannon after the actor made anti-white remarks and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in a episode of his talk show "Cannon's Class" on YouTube
The breakfast club host, Charlamagne tha God, responded to the controversy on Wednesday, saying that Nick Cannon's dismissal proved that "Jews have power". Diddy, right, offered Cannon a spot on his Revolt television channel on Wednesday and invited him to come home to a "really black-owned" media company
Former NBA star Dwyane Wade was one of those who expressed support for Cannon after the fallout, but have since deleted his tweet
He saved Cannons commented that past white people were "wild" and "barbaric" and said it was "inaccurate" to say that they had no "history of racist mass violence" in America.
“Racial violence has been an integral part of this country since 1660, and that's a fact. I don't even have to start going through the long list of violent, murderous, wild deeds by whites in this country, ”he said.
In his apology, Cannon wrote on Wednesday evening: “I want to reassure my new and old Jewish friends that this is just the beginning of my education. I am determined to make deeper connections, learn deeper and strengthen the bond between our two cultures today and forward every day. & # 39;
Cannon's dismissal has sparked a debate on social media, with some saying he was rightly fired after claiming that black people were the true Hebrews and Jews had seized their identities.
Despite the impact, a number of celebrities have expressed their support for the TV producer on social media, including Diddy and former NBA star Dwyane Wade.
Diddy, real name Sean Combs, offered Cannon a spot on his Revolt television channel on Wednesday and invited him to come home to a "black owned" media company.
“The only way we can change the story, educate it, and raise each other up is by doing it together. Nick, my brother, I am here to support you in every way. "What we're not going to do is turn our backs on our brothers and sisters when they challenge the system," Combs said in an Instagram post.
& # 39; Come home to @REVOLTTV, which is really BLACK OWN! We have your back and love you and what you have done for the culture. & # 39;
Dwyane Wade also tweeted about his support for Cannon, but later retired after being criticized for supporting his controversial statements. "We are with you, keep going!" he said in the now deleted tweet.
View host Sunny Hostin said she was shocked to see anti-Semitism among black people because Jewish people were allies in their struggle for civil rights
The controversy sparked a debate on social media, as some said Cannon was wrong in describing white people as inhumane
Wade was beaten up for tweeting his support for the actor after critics said he supported Cannon's offensive comments on whites and Jews
Wade then tweeted: & # 39; I want to clarify my now deleted tweet. I have not endorsed or tolerated what Nick Cannon specifically said, but I have expressed my support for the fact that he owns the content and brand that he helped shape. & # 39;
He later added: “I was too quick to respond without being fully aware of his hurtful anti-Semitic statements. As you all know, I have no tolerance for hate speech! & # 39;
Cannon's comments were criticized by The View presenter Sunny Hostin, who said she was shocked to see anti-Semitism among blacks because Jewish people were allies in their struggle for civil rights.
"I am always surprised when you hear that someone who is African American, in particular, is anti-Semitic because it has such a long history … that Jewish people in the civil rights movement are such allies with African Americans," she said.
“I don't quite understand (like) someone who is a member of an oppressed group and who expels everything that is anti-Semitic, homophobic or racist.
"It just has nothing to do with me and I'm disappointed when I hear something from Nick Cannon … I think it's unacceptable."
Cannon had made a follow-up statement claiming ViacomCBS was on the "wrong side of history" and wanted to "give an example of an outspoken black man".
He also called for full ownership of his Wild & # 39; N Out show, which he accused the media giant of "cheating" on him, claiming that it had banned all ads that support George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
ViacomCBS replied to the claims in a statement: "Due to the comedic nature of the show, which we believe to be Revenge Prank, we did not want to be insensitive by placing advertisements for it alongside important and serious issues such as: as Black Lives Matter. This is the standard practice we use at our media agency to ensure that our ads do not appear deaf or disrespectful. & # 39;
In the aftermath of June 30, Cannon sat down with former public enemy member Professor Griff and claimed that black people were the "true Hebrews". He spoke about the Rothschild family and "the bloodlines that control everything, even outside of America".
The former member of the public enemy, Richard & # 39; Professor Griff & # 39; Griffin was kicked out of the rap group in 1989 after saying that Jews were "evil" and responsible for the majority of malice in the world. "
During a discussion of racial prejudice, Masked Singer's moderator said that black people have been robbed of their "birthright" and that they are the real "children of Israel".
He also delved deep into the anti-Semitic tropes and scolded the story, "which goes as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything outside of America".
The two discussed the controversial racial ideology of the Black-Hebrew Israelites, claiming that "Semitic" people had nothing to do with being white, and that the term "anti-Semitic" was only used to "split" people.
“You cannot be anti-Semitic if we are the Semitic people. If we are the same people that they want to be. That is our birthright. We are the true Hebrews, ”Cannon said.
During the more than one-hour podcast, Cannon then went on to a broader discussion about races, saying that white people of the past were "wild" and "barbaric" because they lacked the "compassion" that comes with melanin or skin pigmentation.
Cannon (pictured with ex-wife Mariah Carey and her twins Monroe and Moroccan in 2017) became chairman and creative advisor to Nickelodeon's TeenNick channel in 2009
"And I'll say that carefully …" he said before claiming that people who don't have melanin are a little less.
"They act out of fear, they act out of low self-esteem, they act out of lack," he said. Therefore, they can only act badly. You have to rob, steal, rape, kill to survive. & # 39;
"They are the ones who are actually closer to animals, they are the ones who are actually the true savages," said Cannon, adding that he referred to "Jewish people, white people, Europeans" among others.
The controversial episode, which was reportedly filmed last year, aired two weeks ago, but resurfaced over the weekend and caused widespread backlash.
ViacomCBS announced on Tuesday that relations with Cannon will be severed to "promote hateful speech".
"ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of all kinds and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism," the company said in a statement.
& # 39; We have an episode of his podcast with Nick Cannon & # 39; Cannon & # 39; s Class & # 39; spoken on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. While we support continuing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply concerned that Nick has not recognized or apologized for maintaining anti-Semitism, and we are ending our relationship with him. & # 39;
Cannon had previously responded to his dismissal in a long Facebook statement saying that he had not tolerated hate speech but refused to say he was sorry.
HOW NICK CANNON PROMOTED ANTISEMITIC PROMISE THEORIES by calling on the ROTHSCHILDS that controlled the world
Nick Cannon was released from ViacomCBS after he spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on his show, including those about the Rothschild family that have long been the subject of anti-Semitic canards.
During his podcast, Cannon and rapper Professor Griff, who was kicked out of the Public Enemy in 1989 because he said "Jews are evil," dealt with anti-Semitic tropics such as the "control" of the world by Jews.
They referred to Rothschilds, the noble family based in Germany, which gained importance in the 18th century through its banking business and amassed the largest private fortune in modern history.
Myths and rumors spread over the years that the Rothschilds had control over the world's wealth, as well as the US Federal Reserve and Wall Street.
These theories were turned up by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, which say that they are based on the anti-Semitic tendency of Jews in the banking industry.
During their discussion, Griff discussed the controversy that led to his dismissal and said that he could not be anti-Semitic because the “Semitic” people had no relationship with the Caucasians and the blacks were the real children of Israel.
Cannon and Griffin referred to the Rothschild family (pictured), who have long been the subject of anti-Semitic canards after supposedly controlling the world's wealth and the U.S. Federal Reserve
The rapper said he was referring to Jews who dominated the banks and the media, and repeated the views of the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, who once called the U.S. Federal Reserve, the synagogue of Satan, the Rockefeller, who DuPonts, the House of Rothschild. & # 39;
Griffin and Cannon then dealt with Zionist conspiracy theories mentioning the "six big companies" that control the world and the "13 families" with links to the Illuminati.
“Let's go into who are they? If we talk about the six companies, if we go as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything, even outside of America … ”he said.
"If we were really the children of Israel and define who the Jewish people are … I think if we can actually understand this construct, we can see that there is no hatred."
"If we talk about the lies, the deception of how the wrong dollar controls all of this, maybe we can come to the reason why they wanted to silence you, why they wanted to silence Louis Farrakhan.
"It is never hate speech, you cannot be anti-Semitic if we are the Semitic people," he said. "If we are the same people that they want to be. That is our birthright. We are the true Hebrews. & # 39;
After the video's backlash, ViacomCBS – owned by Jewish-American media manager Shari Redstone – announced that it was breaking ties with the television producer.
ViacomCBS is owned by the Jewish-American media manager Shari Redstone
Cannon doubled in a follow-up statement entitled "Truth and Reconciliation" on Wednesday, accusing ViacomCBS of "giving an example of an outspoken black man". The actor described his success in the network over the years, including the development of his "billion dollar mark", which he later "cheated" on
Cannon said he contacted Shari Redstone, Jewish Viacom leader, to have a conversation and apologize, but claims that his efforts were ignored. He also claimed the company had banned advertisements for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor
He claimed Viacom was on the "wrong side of the story" before demanding full ownership of "Wild & # 39; N Out" and an apology
NICK CANNON DEMANDS BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE & # 39; TRUE HEBREWS & # 39; IN ANTI-WHITE AND ANTI-SEMITICAL RANT ON YOUTUBE TALK SHOW
Nick Cannon scolded the whites and delved into a discussion with former public enemy member Richard & # 39; Professor Griff & # 39; Griffin, in his YouTube talk show and podcast & # 39; Cannon & # 39; s Class & # 39; deep into anti-Semitic tropics.
Cannon responded to his dismissal in a long Facebook statement saying that he had not tolerated hate speech but refused to say he was sorry
Cannon claimed that white people in the past feared black people due to lack of skin pigmentation or melanin in white people, which was associated with "compassion".
"The people who don't have (melanin) – I will say this carefully – are a little less … and where the term actually comes from … they may not have compassion when they were sent to the mountains of the Caucasus .. the sun then started to worsen them, so they act out of fear, they act out of low self esteem, they act out of a lack, "he said.
Therefore, they can only act badly. You have to rob, steal, rape, kill to survive.
"Well, those people who didn't have what we got – and when I say we're talking about the melaned people – they had to be savages. They had to be barbaric because they are in these Nordic environments …
"They act as animals, so they are the ones who are actually closer to animals. They are the ones who are actually the real savages. & # 39;
The episode also included Griffin's farewell to Public Enemy in 1989 after the rapper himself was accused of anti-Semitism that Jews were "evil" and responsible for "the majority of malice happening around the world".
Griffin argued that "Semitic" had nothing to do with white and that the Jewish people had stolen the black "birthright".
The couple claimed that black people were the true Hebrews and that Jews had seized their identities.
Cannon then went into anti-Semitic conspiracies and spoke of "going as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside America."
"It's never hate speech, you can't be anti-Semitic if we're the Semitic people," Cannon said.
"If we are the same people that they want to be. That is our birthright. We are the true Hebrews. & # 39;
Cannon had doubled his stance on Wednesday in a follow-up statement entitled "Truth and Reconciliation" in which he accused ViacomCBS of trying to put a "young negro in his place", demanding that he own his "billion dollar" The wild brand & # 39; N Out & # 39; which he said had been fooled by him.
"I apologize wholeheartedly for promoting the hate speech," Cannon said. "But now I'm the one who makes demands. I claim full ownership of my billion dollar mark & # 39; Wild & # 39; N Out & # 39; that I have created and they will continue to be abused and destroyed without my guidance! I call for the hatred and bullying to stop at the back door, and while we're at it, I apologize now that the truth comes out! & # 39;
Cannon, who has been on the network for over two decades, said he was "deeply sad" that the company had "misused" an important, instructive moment to "instead set an example for an outspoken black man."
“I am not bullied, silenced, or constantly suppressed by any organization, group, or company. I am disappointed that Viacom does not understand or respect the power of the black community, ”he added.
Cannon accused ViacomCBS of being on the "wrong side of history" and claimed to have banned ads that George Floyd and Breonna Taylor supported after nationwide protests against racial injustices.
Amid the aftermath of his podcast, Cannon said he contacted Shari Redstone, the Jewish Viacom chief, to "have a conversation about reconciliation" and apologize, but claimed that his redress efforts had been ignored.
& # 39; dead silence! When I realized that they didn't want conversation or growth, they wanted to put the young Negro in his place. They wanted to show me who the boss was, hang me up to dry, and give an example to anyone who says something they disagree with, ”he added.
He also apologized to the Jewish community "that it was put in such a painful situation, which was never my intention, but I know that this whole situation has hurt many people and that together we will do everything right."
Cannon has been part of the ViacomCBS network for over two decades and is home to The Masked Singer and Wild & # 39; N Out on Fox
In a follow-up statement on Wednesday, Cannon demanded full ownership of his "Wild & # 39; N Out" brand, which he claimed was "cheated" by the company
Explanation: When he encouraged experts, clergymen or spokesmen to "healthier dialogue", he reiterated his intention to show "that we as beautiful human species have much more in common than differences".
Who are black Hebrew Israelites?
Black Hebrew Israelites – also known as black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites – are members of an offshoot of a broader religious movement, often referred to as black Israelism, that dates back to the 18th century.
The various sects of the movement are loosely tied to the belief that African Americans are literal descendants of the Israelites in the Bible.
Their identification with the Israelites was largely a reaction to racial oppression in the United States.
The majority of the Black Hebrew Israelites are not recognized as Jews by the larger Jewish community, with the exception of a small number who have officially converted to Judaism.
Groups differ in specific practices and beliefs, with some focusing on adapting the principles of Judaism and Christianity and using other terms and traditions of Judaism as part of an independent belief system.
The predominant group in New York City is the House of Israel, whose members are known for preaching about the end of time on the street.
According to the HOI website, the group is dedicated to "unifying and building the nation destroyed by colonialism, imperialism and slavery".
& # 39; Our main task is to collect the so-called Blacks, Hispanics and Indians; Who are the 12 tribes of Israel? It says on the website.
Legal Representative Group The Southern Poverty Law Center has described the movement as a hate group. You have no connection to mainstream Judaism.
The former American Got Talent presenter has had a relationship with Viacom since his Nickelodeon days in the 90s. Cannon became chairman and creative advisor to Nickelodeon's TeenNick channel in 2009.
Cannon had mentioned his dismissal in a first statement on Facebook and said: “Everyone who knows me knows that I have no hatred in my heart or malicious intentions. I do not tolerate hate speech or the spread of hateful rhetoric. & # 39;
He added: "The black and Jewish communities have been subjected to enormous hatred, oppression and prejudice for thousands of years and have worked in many ways to overcome these obstacles."
In addition, Cannon called himself a "lawyer to ensure that people's voices are heard openly, fairly and openly"
Cannon was photographed in Times Square with protesters from Black Lives Matter last month when he held up a fist
Cannon's dismissal met with mixed reactions on Twitter, with many representing the actor's side, claiming there was a double standard when it came to racing
Some critics said Cannon's statements promoted "anti-white racism" and anti-Semitism
"In today's conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think that all of us – including myself – have to educate each other and have unpleasant conversations – this is the only way we can ALL get better," continued the father of three.
When he encouraged experts, clergymen or spokesmen to have a "healthier dialogue", he reiterated his intention to show "that we as beautiful human species have much more in common than differences".
Cannon also clarified why his earlier comments and statements did not include the words "sorry" and "sorry" at Fast Company.
& # 39; For me, excuses are empty. Are you forcing me to say the words "I'm sorry"? You make me bow, because that would maintain the same rhetoric we're trying to get away from, ”Cannon said.
He added: “What we need is healing. What we need is discussion. Correct me. I'm not telling my kids to say, "I'm sorry." I want them to understand where they need to be corrected. And that's how we grow. & # 39;
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