Podcaster Nick Cannon stepped on a few toes on the recent episode of his podcast “Cannon Class” Nick referred to White people as animals; saying white people are “a little less,” “closer to animals,” “the true savages,” “acting out of a deficiency so the only way they can act is evil.
Watch the clip below.
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Not only did he refer to white people as savages but he said black people are the true Hebrews. Nick even spoke on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories involving the Rothschild family and the powers that be were not a fan of his words, causing him to lose his job. Viacom released a statement saying;
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 penned a powerful open letter responding to ViacomCBS saying;
I am deeply saddened in a moment so close to reconciliation that the powers that be, misused an important moment for us to all grow closer together and learn more about one another. Instead the moment was stolen and highjacked to make an example of an outspoken black man. I will not be bullied, silenced, or continuously oppressed by any organization, group, or corporation. I am disappointed that Viacom does not understand or respect the power of the black community.
Nick is DEMANDING full ownership of his MTV and VH1 series “Wild ‘N Out,” as well as an apology from the company.
“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!”