Nick Cannon, the longtime host for MTV and VH1, was fired by ViacomCBS over racial and anti-semitic comments that he made on a podcast with former Public Enemy rapper Professor Griff.
Without thinking clearly about speaking on the topic, Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade took to Twitter and tweeted out his support for Cannon.
After major backlash, Wade deleted the tweet and sent out a follow-up tweet to explain his position.
Social media wasn’t trying to hear it:
In Cannon’s hour-plus podcast, he and Griffith contend that Black people are the true Hebrews, with Cannon later stating, 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. “They had to be savages,” Cannon said, adding that he was referring to “Jewish people, white people, Europeans,” among others.
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