Things were pretty WILD for Nick Cannon last month.
Viacom announced they cut ties with Nick Cannon and he’d no longer be with the company after they felt he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast, Cannon’s Class with his guest, Professor Richard Griffin. In the episode, Nick referred to black people as the “true Hebrews,” and talked about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Days later Nick Cannon responded to being fired and talked about how he’s been with the company for over a decade and his show Wild N’ Out has been a huge success. “Based on trust and empty promises, my ownership was swindled away from me. For Viacom to be so deceptive is no surprise; they have been mistreating and robbing our community for years, underpaying talent on their biggest brands like Love & Hip Hop, all of BET programming, and of course, Wild ‘N Out.”
Then Nick issued an apology to Viacom, the Jewish community, and even sat with Rabbi Cooper to be “corrected” and to gain a better understanding.
“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. They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed.”
In the latest update, Viacom is reportedly considering rekindling their business relationship with Nick Cannon. Bossip reports Chris McCarthy, the president of entertainment and youth brands at ViacomCBS, was pleased with the comedian’s efforts to make amends. Chris said he’s “hopeful” the company and Nick can find a way to rebuild their partnership but there isn’t an immediate plan to reconcile.
Do you think Viacom will give Nick Cannon his show back?