Nick Cannon Calls Jewish and White People “Savages”
Nick Cannon found himself knee-deep in controversy for his anti-Semitic remarks about White people and the Jewish community on his podcast Cannon’s Class. In July, Nick invited former Public Enemy rapper Professor Griff on his program to discuss a myriad of topics related to Black people.
At one point, Nick shared his thoughts on the power of White and Jewish people and how they have treated “melanated” people. The rapper-actor then claimed that when White people were sent to the mountains of Caucasus, the sun started to deteriorate them so they started acting out of low self-esteem and out of a deficiency.
“So, therefore, the only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive,” Nick further explained. “So then, these people that didn’t have what we have—and when I say we, I speak of the melanated people—they had to be savages… They’re acting as animals so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They’re the ones that are actually the true savages.”
Nick received some major backlash for his comments. The Anti-Defamation League and some Jewish leaders demanded an apology for his remarks, which they deemed are anti-Semitic theories. Eventually, the Wild ‘N Out creator apologized and expressed his willingness to sit down with the Jewish community to discuss his offending comments.
Despite his apology, network conglomerate ViacomCBS, which broadcasts his Wild ‘N Out program, severed ties with Nick, and Lionsgate has postponed the airing of his syndicated talk show. Nick also stepped away from hosting his Power 106 morning radio show, Nick Cannon Mornings.
Although Nick Cannon is on the naughty list, it looks as if Santa might forgive him since he showed contrition for his ill-chosen remarks on his podcast.