Fox Retains Nick Cannon As The Host Of The Masked Singer After ViacomCBS Cuts Ties With Him Over Anti-Semitic Comments
Fox Retains Nick Cannon As The Host Of The Masked Singer After ViacomCBS Cuts Ties With Him Over Anti-Semitic Comments (Pic credit: Facebook/Nick Cannon)

Nick Cannon was removed from ViacomCBS’s show ‘Wild ‘N Out’ due to his anti-Semitic comments during a recent podcast. But here’s a relief for the actor. Fox announced its decision to keep Nick on board as the host of the competition series ‘The Masked Singer.’ This happened after Cannon apology for the said remark.

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In a statement, Fox said it believes this moment calls for dialogue. Fox said, “When we were made aware of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick.”

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The channel continued about Nick Cannon, “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.”

For the unversed, here’s what the podcast that led to the firing was all about. On June 30, Nick Cannon posted the recent episode of the ‘Cannon’s Class’ podcast on his YouTube channel. Here, Griff – who was briefly kicked out of the rap group Public Enemy in 1989 after he made anti-Semitic comments – doubled down on his past comments and said he was “hated now because I told the truth.”

Nick Cannon, saying that Griff was ‘speaking facts,’ amplified Griff’s views that Jewish people controlled the media, likening it to the power of the Rothschild family, banking scions who have long been targets of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. On Monday, in a series of tweet Nick Cannon apologized and wrote: ‘First and foremost 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.’

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Associated Press that Cannon reached out to him and during a telephone conversation apologized to the Jewish community.

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