Nick Cannon has been fired from his MTV show Wild 'N Out and other work for the channel's parent company, ViacomCBS, which said he promoted anti-Semitic comments. He created Wild 'N Out, an improv series that has had 15 series, which will now come to an end. He has also hosted a string of shows for the ViacomCBS-owned Nickelodeon channel over more than 20 years, and was named chairman of spin-off TeenNick in 2009.
A recent episode of his podcast Cannon's Class is the reason for this sudden shift. ViacomCBS said his podcast "promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories". In a statement, the company said: "While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologise for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him."
In the 30 June episode of Cannon's Class, the presenter interviewed former Public Enemy rapper Professor Griff, who left the group in 1989 after saying Jews were "wicked". Professor Griff said to Cannon that he was talking about Jews controlling the media, and said: "I'm hated now because I told the truth." Cannon replied: "You're speaking facts."
In response, Cannon took to social media and said he had "no hate in my heart nor malice intentions" and that he held himself "accountable for this moment". See his tweets below.
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