Nick Cannon’s “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the media giant said.
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,” the company said in a statement Tuesday. It is terminating its relationship with Cannon, ViacomCBS said.
The company’s move was in response to remarks made by Cannon on a podcast in which he discussed racial bias.
Former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade took to Twitter and sent a message of support to Cannon following his firing from ViacomCBS on Wednesday.
“We are with you,” Wade wrote to Cannon, including an emoji of a Black fist. “Keep leading!” Wade said in a since-deleted tweet.
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In Cannon’s hour-plus podcast, he and Richard “Professor Griff” Griffith contend that Black people are the true Hebrews and that Jews have usurped their identity.
“And I’m going to say this carefully,” he begins — to allege that people who lack sufficient melanin are “a little less.”
Those without dark skin have a “deficiency” that historically forced them to act out of fear and commit acts of violence to survive, he said.
Social media ripped Wade a new one for his message of support: