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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:05 AM

ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites 'anti-Semitic' comments

Source: The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon’s “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the media giant said.

“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,” the company said in a statement Tuesday. It is terminating its relationship with Cannon, ViacomCBS said.

The company’s move was in response to remarks made by Cannon on a podcast in which he and Richard “Professor Griff” Griffith, the former Public Enemy member, discussed racial bias. The podcast reportedly was filmed last year and aired two weeks ago.

“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,” ViacomCBS said.

Read more: https://apnews.com/96582f359cdfd347a9f3f7cec68756e7

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Reply ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites 'anti-Semitic' comments (Original post)
Jose Garcia Jul 15 OP
OneCrazyDiamond Jul 15 #1
ChazII Jul 15 #2
Behind the Aegis Jul 15 #3
mysteryowl Jul 15 #5
Behind the Aegis Jul 15 #6
Midnight Writer Jul 15 #4
Codeine Jul 15 #7
Xolodno Jul 16 #8

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:08 PM

1. Good.

Hate is hate.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:34 PM

2. +100 n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:49 PM

3. Let's see which direction he goes.

So far we have the classic "non-apology apology." Will he search out education or slip back and blame "Jew Hollywood"?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:08 PM

5. I found this statement from Nick

"Systemic racism is what this world was built on and was the subject in which I was attempting to highlight in the recent clips that have been circulating from my podcast," Cannon said. "If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize."

He also, however, demanded an apology from Viacom-CBS, a brand he noted he's worked with for more than 20 years.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:26 PM

6. So basicallly, HE is the victim.



He also doesn't have a basic grasp of science.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:57 PM

4. Dude is goofy.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 05:32 PM

7. Im tired of this crap coming from the Left.

We’re too quick to excuse, or ignore, or downplay these canards when we aren’t outright furthering them. We need to be as unforgiving with anti-Semitic speech as we are with any other form of bigotry or hate.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:31 AM

8. Well, his comments afterwards didn't help.

He could have easily panned this off as smoking way too much weed, not being in the right mind, didn't mean the comments and was trying to address a bigger issue while way too high...and nothing came out right.

And chances are, all would have been forgiven. Nope, he starts digging further.

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