Nick Cannon gets “Cannoned” for Anti-Semitic Comments
By: Ben Halpern
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It’s a sad day for fans of the show “Wild N’ Out” as Nick Cannon has been fired by ViaComCBS for his Anti-Semetic comments. Cannon made the comments on his podcast, “Cannon Class”, and did not apologize after receiving immediate backlash. Cannon talked about many prominent anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, including “the Rothschilds, centralized banking” and “the bloodlines that control everything, even outside of America.” He insisted on the fact that he could not be anti-Semitic and called for Black people to reclaim the term “Semitic”: “You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people… That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
As a member of the Jewish community, and already having one of my favorite football players in DeSean Jackson display his Anti-Semitism through social media posts, it saddens me that this type of behavior would continue. Nick Cannon, who was one of my favorite actors and his TV show was something I enjoyed, is now someone who makes me feel hurt and disappointed for showing his ignorance to the Jewish community.
ESPN’s Elle Duncan said it best: “There is no hierarchy when it comes to bigotry. Racism, sexism, anti-Semitism. They are all despicable behaviors. They are all disgusting and as such should all be treated in the same vein.” As a society, I hope each and every day we can take these mistakes and move forward towards full equality. Nick Cannon will soon realize his mistake and hopefully he will learn from it.
photo credits: https://www.complex.com/music/2019/12/nick-cannon-clowned-eminem-diss-tracks