In a statement, ViacomCBS condemned all forms of anti-Semitism. It said the company had “talked to Nick Cannon” about his podcast
ViacomCBS ended its relationship with Nick Cannon this week over anti-Semitic comments made on its podcast.
- In a recent chapter, Richard “Professor Griff” discussed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories with Cannon.
- Griffin was expelled from the hip-hop group Public Enemy in 1989 for his anti-Semitic remarks
- Griffin said he left the group after an interview in which he said, “Jews are evil.
- In a statement, Viacom said CBS condemned all forms of anti-Semitism.
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In a recent chapter, Richard “Professor Griff” discussed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories with Cannon. Griffin was expelled from the hip-hop group Public Enemy in 1989 for his anti-Semitic remarks, including the claim that “Jews are evil.”
Cannon has been an executive producer and host for a variety of ViacomCBS projects and has been an integrated force behind TeenNick for the company’s dean-centric cable network.
He hosts The Muscat Singer on Fox, although the network has not yet commented on Cannon’s future with them.
Nick Cannon Anti-Semitic Podcast
On the June 30 episode of Cannon’s Podcast , the artist asked Griffin why he was expelled from the public enemy in the late ’80s.
Griffin said he left the group after an interview in which he said, “Jews are evil. We can prove it. He claimed that Jews were responsible for “the vast majority of wickedness in the world.”
However, Griffin has been defending the comments for years. “I’m hated now because I told the truth,” he said on Cannon’s show. Cannon later replied, “You are telling the truth. When you speak the truth there is no reason to be afraid of anything. “
The host later told Griffin what respect he got on the show, and lamented that Facebook had silenced Louis Fargan.
Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, spoke out against Jews, accusing them of dominating the media and international banking institutions, two persistent anti-Semitic forces.
Later, when Griffin argued that the six major media companies were controlled by Jews, Cannon compared it to the power of the Rothschilds. It is a reference to the historic Jewish banking family-owned by several banks in Europe from the 18th century to the 20th century.
When Hitler gained prominence in Germany, he pointed to the Rothschilds as evidence that the Jews were conspiring to dominate the world’s banks, thus causing the German recession. In recent years, talk of Rothschilds has become popular in neo-Nazi and white nationalist circles.
“I would love to discuss this idea,” Cannon said on his podcast. “When we give them more power it is real desire and laundry and vague.” ‘They’ then become the Light, the Zionists, the Rothschilds. “
In a statement, ViacomCBS condemned all forms of anti-Semitism. It said the company had “talked to Nick Cannon” about his podcast “promoting hate speech and spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories“.
“While we support the ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against sectarianism, we are deeply concerned that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him.”
Cannon responded on Twitter , expressing compassion, but not regret.
The artist wrote: “Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hateful or malicious intentions in my heart. I do not condone hate speech or the spread of hateful rhetoric. We live in a time when fostering unity and understanding is more important than ever. “