Television and radio personality Nick Cannon has been cancelled…well, kind of. If you ask Cannon, it’s the “system” that is racist against him for speaking his mind, which it seems he has lost.
On a recent edition of his podcast “Cannon’s Class,” the former husband of singer Mariah Carey went on a racist and anti-Semitic tirade that sounded a lot like Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was speaking himself. The clip of his rant went viral and primarily drew outrage — along with some support — all over social media.
Late Tuesday evening, ViacomCBS terminated their “relationship” with Cannon. The 39-year-old Cannon has been the chairman of TeenNick — which is owned by ViacomCBS — and has appeared or contributed to Nickelodeon programming since he was 16-years-old.
Here’s the statement from ViacomCBS via OAN’s Alex Salvi on Twitter:
ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism.
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.
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.
We are committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. ViacomCBS will have further announcements on our efforts to combat hate of all kinds.
That’s all well and good, but did anyone else notice something about that statement? ViacomCBS came down on Cannon for his anti-Semitism and not his racism against white people. Just throwing that out there.
Here’s some of what Cannon said, specifically about white people, that got him canned:
In response, Cannon wrote a Facebook post early Wednesday morning demanding an apology from ViacomCBS, as well as ownership of his longtime show and creation, “Wild ’N Out.” Cannon titled the post, “Truth and Reconciliation,” in which he referred to himself as “oppressed.”
Never mind that Cannon has never been oppressed his entire adult life because he’s had opportunity after opportunity thrown at him. Poor baby.
Here’s the beginning and conclusion of his post, which you can view in full by clicking here:
I am deeply saddened in a moment so close to reconciliation that the powers that be, misused an important moment for us to all grow closer together and learn more about one another. Instead the moment was stolen and highjacked to make an example of an outspoken black man. I will not be bullied, silenced, or continuously oppressed by any organization, group, or corporation. I am disappointed that Viacom does not understand or respect the power of the black community[…]
As for Viacom, who is now on the wrong side of history, I will continue to pray for you. I don’t blame any individual, I blame the oppressive and racist infrastructure. 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.
But now I am the one making demands. I demand full ownership of my billion dollar “Wild ‘N Out” brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership! I demand that the hate and back door bullying cease and while we are at it, now that the truth is out, I demand the Apology!
I’ll give him credit. Cannon isn’t apologizing for what he, apparently, truly believes in — even if his beliefs are way out there, racist and anti-Semitic to say the least. Let him say what he wants to say. It only exposes the extreme hypocrisy and dangerous rhetoric of the far-left.
One could say that Cannon was radicalized in the last four years, which saw him enter and procure a degree from an indoctrination center, otherwise known as an American university. We didn’t hear much of this kind of racism and anti-Semitism from Cannon until he graduated from Howard University in May with a degree in Criminology/Administration of Justice and a minor in Africana Studies.
Whether Howard University was a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) or not, Cannon seems fully indoctrinated to the point that he doesn’t recognize the hate coming from his mouth while simultaneously claiming his own oppression.
Farrakhan and the late former leader of the Nation of Islam Elijah Muhammad would be proud.
H/T: Daily Caller