Nick Cannon will at least be able to keep his job as host of competition series “The Masked Singer” following his Lew of apologies after being disciplined and scolded by Hollywood and his handlers, for recent anti-Semitic remarks.
Fox announced its decision after ViacomCBS fired him from his improv show “Wild ‘N Out” due to his anti-Semitic comments on a recent podcast. Cannon has since apologized.
ViacomCBS ended a decades-long relationship with Cannon this week after Cannon was joined by controversial hip hop figure Professor Griff on a recent episode of the “Cannon’s Class” podcast, where talk turned to Black people as the “true Hebrews” and included what some call “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.”
Despite the literal definition of semitic people and history proving that to seemingly be correct.
“The Masked Singer” host also disputed that such views were anti-Semitic because, saying Black people are the “true Hebrews.”
“It’s never hate speech. You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” he said. “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
On Monday Cannon posted a series of tweets about the controversy, writing “Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions.”
“I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric,” he wrote. “We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding.”
He added that he is “an advocate for people’s voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly.”
“In today’s conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all including myself must continue educating one another & embrace uncomfortable conversations it’s the only way we ALL get better,” he wrote. “I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to hold me accountable and correct me in any statement that I’ve made that has been projected as negative.”
“I don’t blame any individual, I blame the oppressive and racist infrastructure,” Cannon wrote.
“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. If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize.”
He also specifically apologized to the Jewish community.
“I must apologize to my Jewish Brothers and Sisters for putting them in such a painful position, which was never my intention, but I know this whole situation has hurt many people and together we will make it right,” he wrote. “I have dedicated my daily efforts to continuing conversations to bring the Jewish Community and the African American community closer together, embracing our differences and sharing our commonalities.”