American Tv host, Nick Cannon has apologized for comments he made on a podcast that was deemed “anti-Semitic” and resulted in him being dropped by ViacomCBS.
“I feel ashamed,” Cannon wrote in a series of social media posts on Wednesday.
“I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin”.
“They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and the naïve place that these words came from,” he continued.
“The video of this interview has since been removed,” Cannon wrote.
“On my podcast, I used words and referenced literature I assumed to be factual to uplift my community, but 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” Canon concluded in his apology.
Following the apology, US entertainment mogul Diddy wrote to Nick with a job offer saying;
“The only way we can change the narrative, educate, and uplift each other is if we do it together. Nick, my brother, I am here to support you fully in any way you need.
What we are not going to do is turn our backs on our brothers and sisters when they challenge the system.Come home to @REVOLTTV, which is truly BLACK OWNED!
We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture”.
He took full responsibility for his comments, but stopped short of a full apology, instead of asking experts to “correct me in any statement that I’ve made that has been projected as negative.
“The podcast, which was released June 30, saw Cannon and Griffin, the former Public Enemy member, contend that Jews have stolen Black people’s identity as true Hebrews. Cannon also implies that those with light skin are inferior.
Cannon also referred to the teachings from Louis Farrakhan, who is considered anti-Semitic by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and a conspiracy theory about the Rothschild family deemed anti-Semitic by the Anti-Defamation League.