After making anti-Semitic feedback on an episode of his podcast, ViacomCBS introduced it fired Nick Cannon as an government and from his personal present, Wild ‘N Out. Nonetheless, Lionsgate and Fox each really feel the comic is apologetic for his phrases and have chosen to proceed working with him. Whereas many followers of The Masked Singer have accepted Cannon’s apology as nicely, others haven’t and need him fired from the present.
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In an episode of comic and rapper Nick Cannon’s YouTube collection, “Cannon’s Class,” the tv host made anti-Semitic feedback that led to ViacomCBS severing their decades-long relationship with him.
Joined by controversial rapper Professor Griff, who was kicked out of hip hop group Public Enemy for hate speech towards Jews, the 2 engaged in a dialog about his earlier feedback.
Cannon agreed with the rapper’s opinions about Jewish folks controlling the media and in contrast it to the affect of the Rothschild household, who’ve been topics of anti-Semitic primarily based conspiracy theories.
I proceed to specific my gratitude to the Rabbis, neighborhood leaders and establishments who’ve reached out to me to assist enlighten me.— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 16, 2020
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The comic additionally insisted that Blacks couldn’t be anti-Semitic as a result of “we’re the true Hebrews.”
After his remarks on the podcast went viral, ViacomCBS, the media conglomerate that folks a number of networks together with MTV and Nickelodeon, on which Cannon’s labored because the 1990s and later served as an government, acknowledged they reached out to the tv host relating to his feedback.
Nonetheless, the corporate claimed he doubled down on his remarks, leading to his termination. The day after ViacomCBS introduced their choice, Cannon responded in an intensive Fb put up the place he demanded full possession of Wild ‘N Out, a preferred hip hop-based improv collection that he created and stars on, and apologized to the Jewish neighborhood.
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The rapper additionally had an upcoming syndicated daytime discuss present scheduled to debut on September 21. Nonetheless, producer Lionsgate introduced it could delay his collection for a yr, and premiere the collection subsequent September in 2021.
In a press release, the leisure firm acknowledged his remarks and affirmed their stand with the Jewish neighborhood. Moreover, it believes his apology is honest and has chosen to proceed working with the comic.
Fox additionally acknowledged it instantly reached out to Cannon after listening to the offensive feedback and claimed the tv host expressed “regret” for his phrases.
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The corporate additionally famous the comic has “shortly taken steps to coach himself and make amends.” Due to this fact, Fox will retain Cannon as a bunch and government producer for widespread secret singing competitors collection, The Masked Singer.
Nonetheless, some viewers of the family-oriented present really feel in another way.
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Whereas many followers have accepted the tv host’s apology, others haven’t and need him faraway from their favourite present.
One Redditor famous that whereas they contemplate Cannon “an incredible host” and an enormous motive they love The Masked Singer, they can’t “separate him from the issues he stated.”
The consumer, who identifies as Jewish, defined they listened to the podcast and have been “disgusted” and “sickened” by his feedback.
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One other fan claimed they might cease supporting Fox if it doesn’t fireplace Cannon as a result of the community had political activist Minister Louis Farrakhan, somebody the Redditor considers a “vicious anti-Semite” on its streaming channel, Fox Soul.
If Fox does half methods with the actor, a number of followers famous they want to see Season 2 winner and comic Wayne Brady, Tom Bergeron, who appeared on the present as Taco and now not hosts Dancing With the Stars, or The Soup host, Joel McHale fill Cannon’s footwear.
No matter what occurs, report government Sean “Diddy” Combs has provided the comic a spot on his tv community, Revolt TV.