Nick Cannon apologized Wednesday for making anti-Semitic remarks on a the latest podcast, saying he feels ashamed for his “hurtful” and divisive language.
“First and foremost I increase my deepest and most honest apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive terms that arrived out of my mouth throughout my job interview with Richard Griffin,” Cannon wrote in a series of tweets addressing his opinions in the June 30 episode of “Cannon’s Course.”
“They strengthened the worst stereotypes of a proud and impressive people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve put that these words and phrases arrived from,” he said.
Cannon, 39, acquired into hot drinking water right after interviewing Griffin, known as Professor Griff, about his departure from hip-hop team Community Enemy in 1989 for stating “the Jews are wicked” and are accountable for “the vast majority of wickedness that goes on throughout the world.”
Griffin doubled down on his sights in the job interview, and Cannon agreed.
“You’re speaking details,” Cannon claimed. “There’s no cause to be frightened of nearly anything when you’re talking the reality.”
Cannon later extra that black individuals are “true Hebrews.”
“You simply cannot be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic folks,” Cannon mentioned. “That’s our birthright. So if that’s truly our birthright, there is no dislike concerned.”
In his Wednesday statement, Cannon explained since the Griffin job interview he has had a “minor history lesson” in Jewish history, with Rabbis and community leaders even achieving out to enlighten him.
“I want to guarantee my Jewish close friends, new and outdated, that this is only the starting of my education and learning — I am fully commited to deeper connections, more profound finding out and strengthening the bond in between our two cultures these days and every single day likely forward,” he wrote.
Cannon is the host of Fox’s wildly well-known sequence “The Masked Singer,” and the community in a Wednesday night assertion explained they are standing by him.
“Nick has sincerely apologized, and promptly taken actions to educate himself and make amends,” Fox’s assertion mentioned.
“On that basis and provided a perception that this moment calls for dialogue, we will shift ahead with Nick and help him advance this critical discussion, broadly.”
Earlier Wednesday, in advance of Cannon introduced his statement, ViacomCBS severed ties with him, writing in a statement “that Nick has failed to admit or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism.”
ViacomCBS is the mother or father enterprise of MTV and TeenNick. Cannon served as chairman of the latter community and hosted MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out.”