Radio personality Charlamagne tha God has said Nick Cannon’s firing from ViacomCBS has proved ‘Jews have the power’, after the actor was terminated from the network on Tuesday for making anti-Semitic comments.
The Breakfast Club host weighed in on the controversy on the morning radio show after Cannon was accused of spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and said white people were ‘evil’ and ‘true savages’ on his podcast.
‘Nick is my guy. I hate it had to be him, but that’s what you can do when you have the power,’ Charlamagne said on Wednesday. ‘And if there’s one thing Jewish people have showed us, it’s that they have the power.
‘I can’t wait until the day black people are able to fire people for saying things about us that we deem racist. We can barely get cops fired for actually killing us,’ he added.
Charlamagne noted that while Cannon was entitled to free speech, he was not ‘free of the consequences of that speech.’
He said the actor could have benefited from having a ‘Jewish scholar’ or rabbi present to correct any of his inaccurate remarks during the discussion.
Breakfast Club host Charlamagne tha God weighed in on the controversy on Wednesday, saying Nick Cannon’s firing proved ‘Jews have the power’
Diddy offered Cannon a spot at his Revolt TV network on Wednesday, inviting him to ‘come home’ to a ‘truly black-owned’ media company
Former NBA star Dwyane Wade was among those who voiced their support for Cannon in the wake of the fallout but has since deleted his tweet
ViacomCBS cut ties with Nick Cannon after the actor made anti-white remarks and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories during an episode of his ‘Cannon’s Class’ talk show on YouTube
He backed up Cannon’s comments that white people of the past were ‘savages’ and ‘barbaric’, saying said it would be ‘inaccurate’ to say they did not ‘have a history of mass racial violence’ in America.
‘Racial violence has been a distinct part of this country since 1660 and that’s a fact. I don’t even have to begin to run down the long list of violent, murderous, savage acts from white people in this country,’ he said.
Cannon’s termination has sparked debate on social media as some say he was rightfully dismissed after he claimed black people were the true Hebrews and that Jews have usurped their identity.
Despite the fallout, a number of celebrities have voiced their support for the TV producer on social media, including Diddy and former NBA star Dwyane Wade.
Diddy, real name Sean Combs, offered Cannon a spot at his Revolt TV network on Wednesday, inviting him to ‘come home’ to a ‘truly black-owned’ media company.
‘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,’ Combs said in an Instagram post.
‘Come home to @REVOLTTV, which is truly BLACK OWNED! We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture.’
Dwyane Wade also tweeted his support for Cannon, but later took down the post after he was criticized for backing his controversial remarks. ‘We are with you, keep leading!’ he said in the now-deleted tweet.
The View host Sunny Hostin said she was shocked to see anti-Semitism in black people since Jewish people have been allies in their fight for civil rights
The controversy has sparked debate on social media as some said Cannon was wrong for painting white people as sub human
Wade was slammed for tweeting his support for the actor after critics said he was backing Cannon’s offensive comments on white people and Jews
Wade then tweeted: ‘I want to clarify my now deleted tweet. I was not supporting or condoning what Nick Cannon specifically said, but I had expressed my support of him owning the content and brand he helped create.’
He later added: ‘I was too quick to respond without being fully informed about his hurtful anti-Semitic remarks. As you all know I have ZERO tolerance for any hate speech!’
Cannon’s comments drew criticism from The View host Sunny Hostin, who said she was shocked to see anti-Semitism in black people since Jewish people have been allies in their fight for civil rights.
‘I’m always surprised when you hear, especially someone that’s African American, spout anti-Semitism because there is such a long history… of Jewish people in the Civil Rights Movement being such allies to African Americans,’ she said.
‘I don’t quite understand [how] someone who is a member of an oppressed group and would spout anything that would be anti-Semitic, or homophobic, or racist.
‘It just doesn’t connect with me and I’m disappointed when I hear something like that from Nick Cannon…I think it’s unacceptable.’
Cannon has since remained unapologetic towards ViacomCBS, issuing a follow-up statement in which he claimed the company was on ‘the wrong side of history’ and wanted to ‘make an example of an outspoken black man.’
He also demanded full ownership of his Wild ‘N Out show which he accused the media giant of ‘swindling away’ from him and claimed it had banned all advertisements supporting George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
ViacomCBS responded to the claims in a statement saying: ‘Due to the comedic nature of the show we believe is in question ‘Revenge Prank,’ we didn’t want to be insensitive by placing ads for it next to important and serious topics, such as Black Lives Matter. This is standard practice we use with our media agency to ensure that our ads don’t come across as tone-deaf or disrespectful.’
In the June 30 episode, Cannon sat down with former Public Enemy member Professor Griff and claimed black people are the ‘true Hebrews’ and spoke out about the Rothschild family and ‘the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America’
Former Public Enemy member Richard ‘Professor Griff’ Griffin was kicked out of the rap group in 1989 after saying Jews were ‘wicked’ and were responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world’
Cannon came under fire over a June 30 episode of his talk show ‘Cannon’s Class’ in which he interviewed former Public Enemy member Professor Griff, real name Richard Griffin, who was kicked out of the rap group in 1989 for saying Jewish people ‘were responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world’.
During a discussion on racial bias The Masked Singer host said black people were robbed of their ‘birthright’ and that they are the real ‘children of Israel.’
He also delved deep into anti-Semitic tropes – ranting about history ‘going as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America.’
The two discussed the controversial racial ideology of the Black Hebrew Israelites – claiming that ‘Semitic’ people had nothing to do with being white and that the term ‘anti-Semitic’ is only used to ‘divide’ people.
‘You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people. When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews,’ Cannon said.
During the hour-plus podcast, Cannon then moved onto a wider discussion on race saying white people of the past were ‘savages’ and ‘barbaric’ because they lacked the ‘compassion’ that comes with melanin or skin pigmentation.
Cannon (pictured with ex-wife Mariah Carey and their twins, Monroe and Moroccan in 2017) became chairman and creative consultant of Nickelodeon’s TeenNick channel in 2009
‘And I’m going to say this carefully…,’ he said before claiming that people who do not have melanin are a ‘little less’.
‘They’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of a deficiency,’ he said. ‘So, therefore, the only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive.’
‘They’re the ones that are actually closer to animals, they’re the ones that are actually the true savages,’ Cannon said, adding that he was referring to ‘Jewish people, white people, Europeans,’ among others.
The controversial episode, which was reportedly filmed last year, aired two weeks ago but resurfaced over the weekend drawing widespread backlash.
On Tuesday, ViacomCBS announced it was cutting ties with Cannon for ‘promoting hateful speech.’
‘ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,’ the company said in a statement.
‘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. 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.’
Cannon responded to his firing in a lengthy statement on Facebook in which he said he did not condone hate speech but refused to say he was sorry.
HOW NICK CANNON PROMOTED ANTI-SEMITIC CONSPIRACY THEORIES BY CLAIMING THE ROTHSCHILDS CONTROLLED THE WORLD
Nick Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS after spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on his show including those about the Rothschild family, who have long been the subject of anti-Semitic canards.
During his podcast, Cannon and rapper Professor Griff, who was kicked out of Public Enemy in 1989 for saying ‘Jews are wicked’, delved into anti-Semitic tropes such as how Jews ‘control’ the world.
They made references to Rothschilds, the German-based noble family who rose to prominence in the 1700s through their banking business that saw them amass the largest private fortune in modern history.
Over the years, myths and rumors have circulated suggesting the Rothschilds were in control of the world’s wealth as well as the United States Federal Reserve and Wall Street.
Those theories have been slammed by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League who say they were based on the anti-Semitic trope of Jews’ prevalence in the banking industry.
During their discussion, Griff addressed the controversy that led to his dismissal, explaining he couldn’t be anti-Semitic, because the ‘Semitic’ people had no relation to Caucasians and black people were the true children of Israel.
Cannon and Griffin made references to the Rothschild family (pictured) who have long been the subject of anti-Semitic canards after they were rumored to be in control of the world’s wealth and the US Federal Reserve
The rapper said he was referring to Jews dominating the banks and the media, echoing the sentiments of controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who once called the US Federal Reserve, ‘the synagogue of Satan, the Rockefellers, the DuPonts, the House of Rothschild.’
Griffin and Cannon then delved into Zionist conspiracy theories mentioning the the ‘six major corporations’ that control world and the ’13 families’ with ties to the Illuminati.
‘Let’s dive into it, who are they? When we talk about the six corporations, when we go as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America…’ he said.
‘If we were truly the children of Israel and we’re defining who the Jewish people are …. I feel like if we can actually understand that construct then we can see that there is no hate involved.’
‘When we talk about the lies, the deceit, how the fake dollar controls all of this, then maybe we can get to the reason why they wanted to silence you, why they wanted silence Louis Farrakhan.
‘It’s never hate 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.’
Following the backlash from the video, ViacomCBS – which is owned Jewish-American media executive Shari Redstone – announced that it was cutting ties with television producer.
ViacomCBS is owned Jewish-American media executive Shari Redstone
Cannon doubled down in a follow up statement on Wednesday titled ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ in which he accused ViacomCBS of trying to ‘make an example of an outspoken black man’. The actor detailed his success at the network through the years including the development of his ‘billion-dollar brand’ that was later ‘swindled away’ from him
Cannon revealed he contacted Viacom boss Shari Redstone, who is Jewish, amid the backlash to have a conversation and offer an apology, but claims his efforts went ignored. He also claimed the company had banned advertising supporting George Floyd and Breonna Taylor
He claimed Viacom was on the ‘wrong side of history’ before demanding full ownership of ‘Wild ‘N Out’ as well as an apology
NICK CANNON CLAIMS BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE ‘TRUE HEBREWS’ IN ANTI-WHITE AND ANTI-SEMITIC RANT ON YOUTUBE TALK SHOW
Nick Cannon went on an anti-white rant and delved deep into anti-Semitic tropes during a discussion with former Public Enemy member Richard ‘Professor Griff’ Griffin on his YouTube talk show and podcast, ‘Cannon’s Class’.
Cannon esponded to his firing in a lengthy statement on Facebook in which he said he did not condone hate speech, but refused to say he was sorry
Cannon claimed white people of the past feared blacks due to white people’s lack of skin pigmentation or melanin, which he said comes with ‘compassion.’
‘The people that don’t have [melanin] – I’m going to say this carefully – are a little less..and where the term actually comes from…they may not have the compassion when they were sent to the mountains of Caucasus… the sun then started to deteriorate them so then, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of a deficiency,’ he said.
‘So, therefore, the only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive.
‘So then, these people that didn’t have what we have — and when I say we, I speak of the melanated people — they had to be savages. They had to be barbaric because they’re in these Nordic environments…
‘They’re acting as animals so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They’re the ones that are actually the true savages.’
The episode also discussed Griffin’s departure from Public Enemy in 1989 after the rapper himself was accused of antisemitism for saying Jews were ‘wicked’ and responsible for ‘the the majority of wickedness that goes on across the globe.’
Griffin argued that being ‘Semitic’ had nothing to do with being white and that Jewish people had stolen black people’s ‘birthright.’
The pair contended that black people are the true Hebrews and that Jews have usurped their identity.
Cannon then segued into antisemitic conspiracies talking about ‘going as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America.’
‘It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,’ Cannon said.
‘When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.’
He then doubled down on his stance on Wednesday in a follow-up statement titled, ‘Truth and Reconciliation’, in which he accused ViacomCBS of trying to put a ‘young negro in his place’ and has demanded ownership of his ‘billion-dollar Wild ‘N Out brand’ that he said was ‘swindled away’ from him.
‘If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize, Cannon said. ‘But now I am the one making demands. I demand full ownership of my billion dollar ‘Wild ‘N Out’ brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership! I demand that the hate and back door bullying cease and while we are at it, now that the truth is out, I demand the Apology!’
Cannon, who had been with the network for over two decades, said he was ‘deeply saddened’ that the company ‘misused’ an important, teachable moment to instead ‘make an example of an outspoken black man.’
‘I will not be bullied, silenced, or continuously oppressed by any organization, group, or corporation. I am disappointed that Viacom does not understand or respect the power of the black community,’ he added.
Cannon accused ViacomCBS of being on ‘the wrong side of history’ and claimed it had banned advertisements that supported George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in the wake of nationwide protests against racial injustice.
Amid the fallout from his podcast, Cannon said he contacted Viacom boss Shari Redstone, who is Jewish, to ‘have a conversation of reconciliation’ and to offer an apology, but claimed his efforts to make amends went ignored.
‘Dead Silence! So that’s when I realized they don’t want a conversation or growth, they wanted to put the young negro in his place. They wanted to show me who is boss, hang me out to dry and make an example of anyone who says something they don’t agree with,’ he added.
He also apologized to the Jewish community ‘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.’
Cannon has been part of the ViacomCBS network for over two decades, hosting The Masked Singer and Wild ‘N Out on Fox
In a follow up statement on Wednesday, Cannon demanded full ownership of his ‘Wild ‘N Out’ brand that he claimed was ‘swindled away’ from him by the company
Explanation: As he encouraged more ‘healthy dialogue’ from experts, clergy, or spokespersons, he reiterated his intentions are to show ‘that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences’
WHO ARE BLACK HEBREW ISRAELITES?
Black Hebrew Israelites – also called Black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites and Hebrew Israelites – are members of an offshoot of a broader religious movement often referred to as Black Israelism, which dates back to the 18th century.
The movement’s various sects are loosely bound by a belief that African Americans are literal descendants of the Israelites in the Bible.
Their identification with the Israelites was largely in response to racial oppression in the United States.
The majority of Black Hebrew Israelites are not recognized as Jews by the greater Jewish community, with the exception of a small number who have formally converted to Judaism.
Groups differ in specific practices and beliefs, some focusing on adapting principles of Judaism and Christianity and others using terms and traditions of Judaism as part of a distinct, separate belief system.
The predominant group in New York City is the House of Israel, whose members are known for street-preaching about the end of times.
According to HOI’s website, the group is dedicated to ‘uniting and building up the nation destroyed by Colonialism, Imperialism, and Slavery’.
‘Our chief mission is the uplifting of the so called Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans; who are the 12 Tribes of Israel,’ the website reads.
Legal advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the movement a hate group. They have no connection with mainstream Judaism.
The former America’s Got Talent host has had a relationship with Viacom since his Nickelodeon days in the 90s. Cannon became chairman and creative consultant of Nickelodeon’s TeenNick channel in 2009.
Cannon had addressed his firing in an initial statement on Facebook saying: ‘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.’
He added: ‘The Black and Jewish communities have both faced enormous hatred, oppression persecution and prejudice for thousands of years and in many ways have and will continue to work together to overcome these obstacles.’
Additionally, Cannon called himself an ‘advocate for people’s voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly.’
Cannon was photographed holding up a fist along with Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square last month
Cannon’s firing was met with mixed reactions on Twitter with many taking the actor’s side and claiming there was a double-standard when it comes to race
Some critics said Cannon’s remarks promoted ‘anti-white racism’ and antisemitism
‘In today’s conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all – including myself – must continue educating one another and embrace uncomfortable conversations – it’s the only way we ALL get better,’ the father-of-three continued.
As he encouraged more ‘healthy dialogue’ from experts, clergy, or spokespersons, he reiterated his intentions are to show ‘that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences.’
Cannon also clarified why his remarks and statement don’t contain the words ‘sorry’ and ‘apologize’ to Fast Company.
‘To me apologies are empty. Are you forcing me to say the words ‘I’m sorry’? Are you making me bow down, ’cause then again, that would be perpetuating that same rhetoric that we’re trying to get away from,’ Cannon said.
He furthered: ‘What we need is healing. What we need is discussion. Correct me. I don’t tell my children to say, ‘I’m sorry.’ I want them to understand where they need to be corrected. And then that’s how we grow.’