Podcast host Nick Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS for anti-Semitic remarks, including claims that Jews are the “true savages.”
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any variety and we categorically denounce all types of anti-Semitism,” the company stated in a press release.
ViacomCBS stated company executives spoke with Cannon concerning the podcast episode, “which promoted hateful speech and unfold anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.”
“While we help ongoing schooling and dialogue in the struggle towards bigotry, we're deeply troubled that Nick has did not acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we're terminating our relationship with him,” it stated.
The podcast in query featured Cannon and rapper Professor Griff, who has up to now referred to as Jews “wicked” and chargeable for “nearly all of wickedness that goes on throughout the globe.”
Griff advised Cannon he was not anti-Semitic as they discussed concepts about totally different races.
Cannon, 39, claimed that individuals who lack melanin are “rather less.”
“The solar began to deteriorate them. So, they’re appearing out of worry, they’re appearing out of low vanity, they’re appearing out of deficiency, so subsequently the one means they will act is evil,” he stated.
Melanin is a skin pigment; individuals with lighter skin have much less of it than these with darker skin.
“They should rob, steal, rape, kill, and battle to be able to survive. So these individuals who didn’t have what we've got, and once I say ‘we,’ I converse of the melanated individuals, they needed to be savages, they had to be barbaric as a result of they’re in these Nordic mountains, they’re in these rough torrential environments, in order that they’re appearing as animals, in order that they’re the ones nearer to animals, they’re the ones which might be truly the true savages,” Cannon added.
Making clear about whom he was speaking, the podcast host then stated: “So I say all that to say the context once we converse of ‘Jewish individuals,’ white individuals, Europeans, the Illuminati—they have been doing that as survival techniques to remain on this planet.”
Cannon took to social media earlier within the week to defend himself, saying, “Anyone who is aware of me is aware of that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions.”
“I do not condone hate speech nor the unfold of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it's more necessary than ever to promote unity and understanding,” he added.
“The black and Jewish communities have both confronted monumental hatred, oppression, persecution, and prejudice for hundreds of years and in some ways have and can proceed to work together to overcome these obstacles.”