TV host Nick Cannon has apologized to the Jewish community for saying that Caucasian and Jewish people are inferior to darker-skinned people, by saying he takes y took the blame for spreading “hateful propaganda and stereotypical rhetoric that pained another community”.
“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,” he tweeted.
ViacomCBS on Wednesday cut ties with Cannon, who produced improvisational comedy series Wild ‘N Out for the Viacom-affiliated cable channel VH1, after he was accused of anti-Semitism and “black supremacy”.
During an episode of his podcast on YouTube, filmed last year and aired on 30 July, Cannon contended that black people are the true Hebrews and that Jews have stolen their identity.
He pushed an unfounded theory that lighter-skinned people – “Jewish people, white people, Europeans” – had a lack of compassion because of a lack of the pigment melanin, which has purportedly caused them to act out of fear and commit acts of violence over the course of history.
“Melanin comes with compassion, melanin comes with soul,” Cannon continued, saying that people who don’t have it are “a little less” and “the true savages”.
He also claimed that Zionists and the Rothschilds have “too much power” and praised Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who has long been condemned as an anti-Semite by Jewish organizations.