ViacomCBS ended their relationship with Nick Cannon after comments he made on his podcast show “Cannon’s Class”.
In the June 30 episode, Nick interviewed Professor Griff, former member of Hip-Hop group Public Enemy who was also let go from the group in 1989 after he made comments to the press, blaming Jews for “the majority of wickedness that goes on across the globe” who have “a history of killing black men.”
On his podcast Nick said black people are the “true hebrews” and discussed anti-semitic conspiracy theories about the Rothschild family.
“going as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America.”
“giving too much power to the ‘they.’ And then the ‘they’ turns into illuminati, the Zionists, the Rothschilds.”
“It’s never hate speech, 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.”
Nick and Professor Griff continued the discussion on accusations that anti-Semitism is used by Jews to promote “division” and to deprive black people, while denying the legitimacy of Jewish people.
ViacomCBS released a statement after dropping Nick Cannon.
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism. 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. 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,”
Nick Cannon fired back asking for an apology and ownership of hit show “Wild N Out”
“If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize. But now I am the one making demands. 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!” – Nick Cannon