Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 95 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! Ghana Celebrity Watch Millionaire Nick Cannon was dropped by ViacomCBS on Tuesday after he refused to apologize for anti-Semitic comments made on his podcast. Cannon made the comments while interviewing former Public Enemy member Professor Griff on a June episode of the show, Cannon’s Class. Griff was fired from the rap group after a 1989 interview in which he blamed Jewish people for “the majority of wickedness that goes on across the globe.” Cannon said that “the Semitic people are Black people.” More Articles You Would Love Confidence Haugen Shares A Seductive Surprise With Her Fans For Her Birthday Abrantie The Gentleman Presents The Look Book For His Latest Collection ‘ADEHYIE ‘ABT.17’ “You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” Cannon continued. “When we are the same people they want to be. That’s our birthright.” Cannon also said that Black people were “the true Hebrews.” Cannon had a long working relationship with media giant ViacomCBS, including hosting programs on company-owned networks MTV and Nickelodeon. In 2007, Cannon was named the chairman of Nickelodeon’s young adult programming platform, TeenNick. Cannon won a Congressional Horizon award in 2009 for his accomplishments in reaching young people. “While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him,” read a Tuesday statement from ViacomCBS. Cannon spoke about the controversy on his Facebook page, saying he meant no harm by the comments. “Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions,” Cannon said in a Monday Facebook post. “I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding.” Cannon also said that “African Americans and The people of the Jewish community have partnered to create some of the best, most revolutionary work we know today.” Cannon is currently the host of the top-rated musical competition program The Masked Singer on the Fox Broadcasting Network. Newsweek reached out to Fox for comment. During the podcast episode, Cannon appeared to defend the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan. “Every time I’ve heard him speak,” Cannon said of Farrakhan, “it’s positive, it’s powerful, it’s uplifting.” Farrakhan has been singled out by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as an anti-Semitic extremist. According to the SPLC, Farrakhan adheres to a theory that blames Jews for the American slave trade. UPCOMING TOP EVENTS! VIEW ALL EVENTSAFRICAS BIGGEST FASHION WEEK IS HERE!Click Here To Submit stories Email: [email protected] or HashTag #FashionGHANA Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Nana Tamakloe Founder of FashionGHANA.com and Accra Fashion Week. I'm grateful you visited, I hope you share, subscribe and share your comments or opinions below. More For You Fashion as Art: The Intricate Craftsmanship of Verde Vista by Kophi Faakye The International BRICS+ Fashion Summit Is Here & Kicks Off In Moscow November... Another Black Model Maleesa Mooney Found Murdered Shortly After Nichole Coats Rogue Wave Is Set To Unveil Angolan Elegance & Style In Ghana At... Promising Fashion Student Mary Agona’s Nature-Inspired Collection Shook Up The Riohs Runway! See The Full List Of Accra Fashion Week 2023 Designers Celebrating Culture From... Africa’s Is Set To Take Over The Sportswear Industry: Kudos to Fashion Pioneer... VIDEO: 400 Stunning Models Cast For Accra Fashion Weeks 10th Edition; See Them... #OOTD: Barbados Fashion Brand Arisar Serves Us Macrame Cravings For Our Resort Fantasies “I’m Done Being Memed For Being In An Interracial Relationship” Bill Gates Daughter... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.