Actor and “Masked Singer” host Nick Cannon has been dropped by ViacomCBS after making a number of anti-white and anti-Semitic remarks during a rant on his podcast.
In the bizarre rant, Cannon claimed white people allegedly have act “out of low self-esteem… out of deficiency, so, therefore, the only way they can act is evil.” In his remarks, he also said white people “are a little less” than their colored counterparts.
“We are the same people who [Jewish people] want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews,” Cannon said on his podcast, as Disrn reports. “The Semitic people are black people.”
“That’s the melanin that connects us, so the people that don’t have it are — and I’m going to say this carefully — are a little less,” he continued.
Cannon added: “When they were sent to the Mountains of Caucasus, they didn’t have the power of the sun. The sun started to deteriorate them. So, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of deficiency, so therefore the only way they can act is evil.”
“They have to rob, steal, rape, kill, and fight in order to survive,” he claimed via the report. “So these people who didn’t have what we have, and when I say ‘we,’ I speak of the melanated people, they had to be savages, they had to be barbaric because they’re in these Nordic mountains, they’re in these rough torrential environments, so they’re acting like animals, so they’re the ones closer to animals, they’re the ones that are actually the true savages.”
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Nick Cannon says white people are "a little less," "closer to animals," "the true savages," "acting out of a deficiency so the only way they can act is evil." When does he get canceled? pic.twitter.com/vK3TBDW9i8
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In a statement to TVLine, ViacomCBS strongly condemned Cannon’s remarks and said they denounce his “bigotry… [and] all forms of anti-Semitism.” The network did not directly address his anti-white comments.
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism. We have spoken to Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast Cannon’s Class on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,” the network said.
The decision to fire Cannon reportedly came after he was given an opportunity to apologize, but refused.
“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,” ViacomCBS continued.
They added: “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.”