Nick Cannon was booted from ViacomCBS and P Diddy told him to come to Revolt TV

Earlier this week, news broke out that ViacomCBS is putting an end to its long-term contract with Nick Cannon. According to the CNN report, the reason for the sudden contract termination was because of Cannon's anti-semitic comments in his recent podcast.

Nick Cannon is an actor and TV host who has been working with the company for a very long time.

 

Why Nick Cannon was fired


 

In the June 30 episode of "Cannon's Class" podcast, Cannon invited the controversial hip hop figure, Professor Griff for an interview.

According to CNN, in 1989, Griff was booted out of the rap group "Public Enemy" when he made some anti-semitic statements that lead to his dismissal. However, he later rejoined the group.


While the interview was going on, Griff made some reference to his previous dismissal by saying that “he was hated now because he told the truth.” Cannon supported Griff's statements and commented that Griff was saying "the truth." He further amplified the discussion by saying that Jews people control the media. He related his statement to the wealthy Rothschild family who has been the target of anti-semitic theories for a long time.

In addition to this, Cannon referred to black people as the “true Hebrew."

"It never hates speech. You can't be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people," he said. "When we are the same people who they want to be. That's our birthright. We are the true Hebrews."


Cannon's message continued on his Twitter social media handle where he wrote that:

“Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding.

"I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric… We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding."

Cannon further stated that he is "an advocate for people's voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly."

"In today's conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all including myself must continue educating one another & embrace uncomfortable conversations, it's the only way we ALL get better," he wrote. "I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to hold me accountable and correct me in any statement that I've made that has been projected as negative. "

Following Cannon's statements and messages, ViacomCBS announced on Tuesday that it would be severing the long term contract it had with the actor. 


On Wednesday a spokesman for the corporation released some statement to CNN, part of which reads: "condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism."

"We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast 'Cannon's Class' on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories," the statement read.


"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."

"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," the statement concluded.


For several years now, ViacomCBS and Cannon have had a good professional relationship. Cannon has worked in some of the company's subsidiaries including Nickelodeon where he began his career as an actor in the 1990s and also serves as an executive of Nickelodeon's TeenNick division. He also run his comedy sketch series “Wild ‘N Out” in one of the company's subsidiaries named MTV.


In reaction to his dismissal in the company, Cannon took to his Facebook page to pour out his feelings and titled the post “Truth and Reconciliation.” He demanded that the full ownership of his comedy series be given to him.

Cannon wrote that 

"I don't blame any individual, I blame the oppressive and racist infrastructure," Cannon wrote.

"Systemic racism is what this world was built and was the subject in which I was attempting to highlight in the recent clips that have been circulating from my podcast. If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize." He also went ahead to apologized to the Jewish community.


"I must apologize to my Jewish Brothers and Sisters for putting them in such a painful position, which was never my intention, but I know this whole situation has hurt many people and together we will make it right," he wrote. "I have dedicated my daily efforts to continuing conversations to bring the Jewish Community and the African American community closer together, embracing our differences and sharing our commonalities."



Cannon further revealed that ViacomCBS "chose to recently ban all advertisements that supported George Floyd and Breonna Taylor who we are all still seeking justice for."

He said all his effort to reach the ViacomCBS chair, Shari Redstone "to have a conversation of reconciliation and actually apologize if I said anything that pained or hurt her or her community," proves abortive.

 

Diddy's offer to Cannon

 

Immediately after ViacomCBS announced the termination of its contract with Cannon, Sean Combs, the CEO of Revolt TV Network, popularly known as Diddy, reached out to Nick to join his network. His statement on his Instagram page reads:

"[email protected] come home to @REVOLTTV truly BLACK OWNED!!!" he wrote on Wednesday (July 15). The message was accompanied by a fist and heart emoji. "We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture. We are for our people first!!! For us! By US! Let's go!!!"

No report on Cannon's response to the offer has been disclosed yet. However, Diddy and Cannon have been friends for a long time.



Diddy offered Nick Cannon a new job on Revolt Tv. 


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