Nick Cannon Is Still Apologizing, While FOX Is Standing Behind Him

July 16, 2020 / Posted by:

That dapper frog has such a worried look on its face, but don’t worry frog! Nick Cannon isn’t going anywhere. At least not anywhere as far as FOX is concerned. ViacomCBS is another story, as we already know. But Nick Cannon’s job hosting the televised fever-dream The Masked Singer is safe, regardless of how ViacomCBS responded to Nick’s anti-Semitic podcast comments.

It was over two weeks ago that Nick used his podcast, Cannon’s Class, to discuss with Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin how he believed Black people were the “true Hebrews,” and repeated the longstanding conspiracy theory that the Rothschilds, a wealthy and prominent Jewish family, secretly runs the world. Nick first apologized on Monday, saying that he has no hate in his heart, and that the Black and Jewish communities have tons in common. ViacomCBS wasn’t satisfied with that, and they announced they were cutting ties with Nick. ViacomCBS owns the rights to Nick’s show Wild ‘N Out, which has been around since 2005. Nick responded to that news by hissing at ViacomCBS for profiting off of Black people, refusing to apologize to them, and demanding they hand over the ownership of Wild ‘N Out.

While ViacomCBS went the ol’ Cancel Culture route, FOX released a statement saying that they did the opposite. Nick has hosted The Masked Singer for three seasons, and he’s also an executive producer on the series. FOX says they know Nick is sorry and acknowledges that Nick’s words, “lacked context.” via Variety:

“When we were made aware of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick. He is clear and remorseful that his words were wrong and lacked both understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hate. This was important for us to observe. Nick has sincerely apologized, and quickly taken steps to educate himself and make amends. On that basis and given a belief that this moment calls for dialogue, we will move forward with Nick and help him advance this important conversation, broadly. FOX condemns all forms of hate directed toward any community and we will combat bigotry of any kind.”

And last night, Nick hopped on Twitter for what is now his third series of apologies. He again says he’s very sorry to his “Jewish brothers and sisters” for the “hurtful and divisive” words he said. He also says he’s removed the offending material, and that he’s committed to educating himself better.

The words and literature he’s referring to was partially based on quotes from Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. I can respect that Nick was interested in something. But damn if this didn’t get him into some big trouble. All I really know is that if Nick should probably call up his ex-wife, who can at least teach him some basic fundamentals of Jewish culture. Nick, lesson one: It’s “dreidel I WILL play,” got it?

Pic: FOX

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