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Nick Cannon Dropped by ViacomCBS for Anti-Semitic Commentary

Nick Cannon Dropped by ViacomCBS for Anti-Semitic Commentary

Nick Cannon has been dropped by ViacomCBS.

The 39-year-old star’s relationship with the network was ended after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast, during the June 30 episode of Cannon’s Class, Variety reported Tuesday (July 14).

During the episode, he interview rapper Professor Griff who was a part of Public Enemy before leaving due to anti-Semitic remarks.

Nick said Black people are the “true Hebrews,” and discussed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories regarding the Rothschild family.

“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,” he said.

A ViacomCBS spokesperson released a statement.

“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,” they said.

He recently said he “can’t hold a candle” to this person in his life.

Nick then took to social media to apologize for his words. See his tweets…

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