Update: ViacomCBS is ending its long-running relationship with Nick Cannon after making anti-Semitic comments on its podcast.
In the June 30 episode of “Cannon’s Class,” the actor and TV host interviewed Professor Griff, a rapper who was a part of a public enemy before leaving the group after making anti-Jewish remarks.
Regarding the podcast, Cannon stated that black people are “true Hebrews” and talks about anti-Jewish conspiracies involving the Rothschild family.
“It never hates speech, you can be anti-Semitic when we are Semitic people,” Cannon said. “When we are the people they want to be. This is our birthright. We are true Hebrews. “
ViacomCBS spokesman issued a statement Variety, Stating that the company’s relationship with Cannon has now ended.
“ViacomCBS condemns any kind of bigotry and we explicitly condemn all anti-Semitism forms. We’ve talked with Nick Cannon on YouTube about an episode of his podcast ‘Kanson Class’, which promoted hate speech and spread anti-Semitism conspiracy theories. When we support the ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to accept or apologize for ending anti-Semitism, and we are with him Ending the relationship. 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 all forms of hate, ”the company said.
On Monday, Cannon stated on Twitter and Facebook that he “has no hatred nor malicious intent in my heart” and does not make hate speech. He also said that he considers himself “responsible” for the moment and takes full responsibility for his actions.
In the late Tuesday and early Wednesday hours, the host began retweeting scores of messages of support from fans, some of whom condemned ViacomCBS for having an affair with Cannon, and the long-running MTV screed comedy Expressed concern for the future of the series. ‘N Out’, which has been hosted by Cannon since the beginning of 2005 and most recently for the expansion of sister network VH1.
Cannon also retweeted many of his critics who called him the N-word.
The host has had a relationship with Viacom since he was an actor on Nickelodeon in the 90s, and in the 2000s with “Wild ‘n Out.” More recently, he is known as the host of “The Mask Singer” on Fox and hosted “America’s Got Talent” on NBC from 2009-2016. He is also starting a syndicated day time show with Debut-Mercury in September.