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Is Nick Cannon racist? ViacomCBS fires him after podcast on 'White people incapable of compassion' goes viral

Nick Cannon has been named a Black supremacist after a clip from a June 30 episode of his podcast 'Cannon’s Class' went viral
UPDATED JUL 15, 2020
(Getty Images)
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Known for hosting 'The Nick Cannon Show', 'Wild 'N Out', 'America's Got Talent' and 'Lip Sync Battle Shorties', Nick Cannon is quite a fan favorite. However, the actor has been named a Black supremacist after one of his podcast went viral. The clip was from a June 30 episode of his podcast 'Cannon’s Class', where the host interviewed Professor Griff, a rapper who had been part of the group Public Enemy until he was fired in 1989 for saying that "Jews are responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world."

The tweet that had the clip read, "Nick Cannon says white people are 'a little less,' 'closer to animals,' 'the true savages,' 'acting out of a deficiency so the only way they can act is evil.' When does he get canceled?" No sooner was it shared on Twitter, it collected over 20,000 retweets and 26,000 likes. One fan even went on to say: "Wow. Actual racism." 

No sooner did the news start floating around, ViacomCBS terminated their relationship with Cannon after he refused to apologize or acknowledge wrongdoing by spreading blatantly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. “While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him,” the media conglomerate said in a statement. “We are committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. ViacomCBS will have further announcements on our efforts to combat hate of all kinds.”

Nick Cannon attends the 2019 FOX Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 13, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Soon, the Internet was buzzing with tweets on the actor and many wondered if he was a racist for his comments towards White people. "Nick Cannon comes out as a Black supremacist. Says white people genetically inferior, incapable of compassion," one said and another posted, "Doubtful this will effect Nick Cannon's career at all. Systemic anti-White racism is endorsed by all pillars of power in American society today. The 'news' media, academia, Hollywood, the courts, and Big Tech."

"People like Nick Cannon do not hate racism. They hate white people. Their hatred for 'racism' is really about their hatred for white people," one tweet read and another said, "White people think the black community is going to cancel Nick Cannon because he said they’re evil is the funniest thing of the day."

One went on to say: "So it's racist to say Blacks are lesser than Whites but not racist to say Whites are lesser than Blacks? And did I just hear this dude say that their melanin makes them gods? I'm greek, so my melanin is 10x darker in the summer than in winter, does that mean I'm a summer God?"