Nick Cannon Apologizes For Jewish Comments, Disappointing Fans
Fans are "Wild N Out" over Nick Cannon's latest apology for his "anti-Semitic" comments on a June 30 episode of his podcast, Cannons Class. The video has since been removed.
Cannon's apology comes a day after he issued an initial statement on Facebook Wednesday morning, where he stated he would "not be silenced or bullied" for his remarks. He also called out ViacomCBS, claiming that the network "does not understand or respect the power of the Black community."
After working with Cannon for over two decades, including on his hit show Wild N Out, ViacomCBS announced on Tuesday they were severing ties with him for refusing to acknowledge his "anti-Semitic" comments on his podcast.
"You can't be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people," he said during the segment. "We are the same people who they want to be. That's our birthright."
Fans were ready to go to war for Nick Cannon and flooded Viacom's Twitter with the hashtags #BoycottViacom and #IStandWithNickCannon.
However, fans changed course after Cannon issued an apology on his Instagram story, Twitter, and Facebook, claiming that his statements were "hateful propaganda and stereotypical rhetoric."
On my podcast I used words & referenced literature I assumed to be factual to uplift my community instead turned out to be hateful propaganda and stereotypical rhetoric that pained another community For this I am deeply sorry but now together we can write a new chapter of healing— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 16, 2020
Some fans immediately called the television host a "sellout," and expressed their disappointment over his apology and subsequent removal of the controversial interview.
Man don't sell out for them DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR TELLING YOUR TRUTH we as men need to STAND BY OUR WORDS don't let them manipulate us into succumbing to their will for money fame fortune or opportunity you said what you felt was your truth so stand by it bro 💯— Snook Chaos (@mrsnookchaos) July 16, 2020
Others believed Cannon was being forced to apologize and questioned if he was even issuing the apology, noting that his Instagram was wiped clean of certain material.
The fact that Nick Cannon scrubbed his entire IG page of his conscious material and YouTube channel lets you know what we have been saying about a certain entity all along. Despite his *apology*, they actually just proved him and many others right all along— DConner89 (@TaureanReign) July 16, 2020
For all we know, this isn’t even Nick Cannon tweeting this. I mean who owns Twitter? Who own CNN, Fox News? Who owns all the Banks? The NFL, the Record Labels. Americans literally have been Hoodwinked, HAD AND TOOK. Oh and who owns all your Politicans smh go look at their donors— Leo Dunson (@leodunson) July 16, 2020
Still, many fans still support Cannon despite his sudden change of heart.
This post from earlier today doesn't match your tweets now, in my opinion. Therefore I am praying hard against any people that could be forcing you to speak against it now. I pray for your wellbeing and strength. Stay strong also stay safe because we need you Nick pic.twitter.com/3JSMW6l4FT— Frisko Thee Savage (@jefe_montanaa) July 16, 2020
As the war seas part, for now, the fate of Wild N Out remains up in the air.