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Nick Cannon to stay on 'The Masked Singer' after ViacomCBS fired him

Fox introduced its determination after ViacomCBS fired him from his improv present "Wild 'N Out" as a consequence of his anti-Semitic feedback on a latest podcast. Cannon has since apologized.

In a press release, Fox stated it believes this second requires dialogue, and can assist him advance what it referred to as an essential dialog.

"Once we had been made conscious of Nick Cannon's interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we instantly started a dialogue with Nick," Fox stated.

"He’s clear and remorseful that his phrases had been incorrect and lacked each understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hate. This was essential for us to watch. Nick has sincerely apologized, and rapidly taken steps to coach himself and make amends."

The podcast that led to Cannon's firing

ViacomCBS ended a decades-long relationship with Cannon this week after Cannon was joined by controversial hip hop determine Professor Griff on a latest episode of the "Cannon's Class" podcast, the place speak turned to Black folks because the "true Hebrews" and included anti- Semitic conspiracy theories.
In 1989 Griff was briefly kicked out of the rap group Public Enemy after he made anti-Semitic feedback, however later rejoined the group as its ""supreme allied chief of group relations" in accordance with a New York Occasions article from that 12 months.

Throughout his look on Cannon's podcast, Griff doubled down on his previous feedback and stated he was "hated now as a result of I advised the reality."

Cannon stated that Griff was "talking info" and amplified Griff's views that Jewish folks managed the media, likening it to the ability of the Rothschild household, banking scions who’ve lengthy been targets of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

"The Masked Singer" host additionally disputed that such views had been anti-Semitic as a result of, saying Black individuals are the "true Hebrews."

"It's by no means hate speech. You may't be anti-Semitic once we are the Semitic folks," he stated. "Once we are the identical individuals who they need to be. That's our birthright. We’re the true Hebrews."

On Monday Cannon posted a sequence of tweets concerning the controversy, writing "Anybody who is aware of me is aware of that I’ve no hate in my coronary heart nor malice intentions."

"I don’t condone hate speech nor the unfold of hateful rhetoric," he wrote. "We live in a time when it’s extra essential than ever to advertise unity and understanding."

He added that he’s "an advocate for folks's voices to be heard brazenly, pretty and candidly."

"In right now's dialog about anti-racism and social justice, I feel all of us together with myself should proceed educating each other & embrace uncomfortable conversations it's the one means we ALL get higher," he wrote. "I encourage extra wholesome dialogue and welcome any specialists, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to carry me accountable and proper me in any assertion that I've made that has been projected as unfavorable."

'If I’ve furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize'

ViacomCBS has had an expert relationship with Cannon for a number of years. It's the dad or mum firm of a number of networks together with Nickelodeon, on which Cannon appeared as an actor beginning within the 1990s.

ViacomCBS additionally owns MTV, the place Cannon's comedy sketch sequence "Wild 'N Out" has been standard since its debut in 2005 and just lately expanded to its sister community, VH1.

On Wednesday a spokesman for the company launched a press release to CNN saying the corporate "condemns bigotry of any type and we categorically denounce all types of anti-Semitism."

"We’ve spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast 'Cannon's Class' on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and unfold anti-Semitic conspiracy theories," the assertion learn.

Nick Cannon to stay on 'The Masked Singer' after ViacomCBS fired him

"Whereas we help ongoing schooling and dialogue within the struggle towards bigotry, we’re deeply troubled that Nick has didn’t acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we’re terminating our relationship with him."

On Wednesday Cannon shared a prolonged submit titled "Reality and Reconciliation" on his official Fb web page wherein he demanded full possession of his "Wild 'N Out" model and stated ViacomCBS was "now on the incorrect aspect of historical past."

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

"Systemic racism is what this world was constructed on and was the topic wherein I used to be trying to focus on within the latest clips which have been circulating from my podcast. If I’ve furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize."

He additionally particularly apologized to the Jewish group.

"I have to apologize to my Jewish Brothers and Sisters for placing them in such a painful place, which was by no means my intention, however I do know this complete state of affairs has damage many individuals and collectively we’ll make it proper," he wrote. "I’ve devoted my every day efforts to persevering with conversations to convey the Jewish Neighborhood and the African American group nearer collectively, embracing our variations and sharing our commonalities."

CNN has reached out to representatives for Cannon and ViacomCBS for extra remark.