Nick Cannon Dropped By Viacom

Backlash After Anti-Semitic Comments

July 15, 2020
Nick Cannon Dropped By Viacom
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Nick Cannon is not having a good day, and it's gonna put a huge dent in his pockets. He's been dropped by ViacomCBS after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast.

The announcement came Tuesday afternoon, after he made controversial statements, suggesting that white people were "a little less" than darker-skinned people, and how "You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people.” He went on “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”

Some people are calling him out for the remarks, including black British rapper Zuby, who tweeted, "Nick Cannon has gone full black supremacist. This is 100% certified racist."

Viacom apparently agrees with the backlash, because they severed ties on Tuesday, stating, “ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism."

BTW...Viacom is the parent company of MTV, home to Cannon's 'Wild n' Out' gig, and also home to Nickelodeon, where Cannon got his start in the '90s.

Ouch. 

-Carla