Viacom CBS is ending their long relationship with actor and television host, Nick Cannon after he made anti-Semitic comments on his “Cannon’s Class, “podcast.
On the podcast, Cannon said Black people are the “true Hebrews” and talked about anti-semitic conspiracy theories involving the Rothschild family.
“It never hates speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” Cannon said. “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
Cannon apologized for his comments and demanded the corporation at Viacom to give him the rights to long-running comedy series Wild ’N Out.
“I demand full ownership of my billion dollars Wild ’N Out’ brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership!” Cannon wrote.
First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 16, 2020