After doubling down on his stance it appears that Nick Cannon is backpedaling and has apologized for his anti-Semitic rhetoric expressed on his podcast.
“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,” Cannon, 39, wrote on Twitter Wednesday evening.
“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,” he wrote, adding that the interview, which was part of his Cannon’s Class podcast, has been removed.
“While the Jewish experience encompasses more than 5,000 years and there is so much I have yet to learn, I have had at least a minor history lesson over the past few days and to say that it is eye-opening would be a vast understatement,” Cannon continued.
Viacom swiftly FIRED Cannon for his comments, Fox is sticking with him.
When we were made aware of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick,” the network said in a statement. “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,” the statement continued. “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.”
I am glad that he did not lose that gig. But my thing is why stand behind comments that you are going to end up apologizing for anyways. You can feel however you want, but your personal feelings are not always for public-consumption.
He lost a long-standing, lucrative relationship for something he ended up apologizing for anyways. Where is the logic in that?