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Jose Garcia

(2,695 posts)
Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:05 AM Jul 2020

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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ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites 'anti-Semitic' comments (Original Post) Jose Garcia Jul 2020 OP
Good. OneCrazyDiamond Jul 2020 #1
+100 n/t ChazII Jul 2020 #2
Let's see which direction he goes. Behind the Aegis Jul 2020 #3
I found this statement from Nick mysteryowl Jul 2020 #5
So basicallly, HE is the victim. Behind the Aegis Jul 2020 #6
Dude is goofy. Midnight Writer Jul 2020 #4
Im tired of this crap coming from the Left. Codeine Jul 2020 #7
Well, his comments afterwards didn't help. Xolodno Jul 2020 #8

Behind the Aegis

(54,326 posts)
3. Let's see which direction he goes.
Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:49 PM
Jul 2020

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

mysteryowl

(7,504 posts)
5. I found this statement from Nick
Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:08 PM
Jul 2020

"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.

 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
7. Im tired of this crap coming from the Left.
Wed Jul 15, 2020, 05:32 PM
Jul 2020

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.

Xolodno

(6,490 posts)
8. Well, his comments afterwards didn't help.
Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:31 AM
Jul 2020

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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