Good news for Nick Cannon and ‘Wild N’ Out’ fans! It appears that ViacomCBS are ‘back in bed’ with Cannon after severing ties with him over Anti-semitic comments.
Nick Cannon and ViacomCBS are back in business together. Following Cannon’s apologies after making anti-Semitic remarks last year, they will continue to team up for Wild ‘n Out. The company initially severed ties with Cannon and it looked like the show would no longer continue.
“I want to assure my Jewish friends, new and old, that this is only the beginning of my education—I am committed to deeper connections, more profound learning and strengthening the bond between our two cultures today and every day going forward,” said Cannon, who is quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19, said in a statement via Deadline.
“Nick has not only apologized and taken responsibility for his comments, but he has also worked to educate himself and others through engagement with Jewish leaders and on his platforms,” an MTV Entertainment Group said to Variety. “Those efforts are of the utmost importance and that’s why we have invited him to rejoin our team. On a separate note, we just learned that he tested positive for COVID and have reached out to wish him a speedy recovery.”
In the podcast episode that started the controversy, talked about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories such as those involving Rothschild family. The episode’s guest was Professor Griff, who was a part of rap group Public Enemy before leaving the group after making anti-Semitic remarks of his own.
“He appears to be someone who’s genuine in his desire to make sure people understand his apology,” Wiesenthal Center associate dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper said at the time to the Associated Press, as reported by Variety. Other Jewish leaders, such as Rabbi Noam E. Marans. Marans of the American Jewish Committee and Rabbi Motti Seligson of Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters have also given their support to Cannon.
This news comes as his syndicated daytime talk show through Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury is back on track for a premiere later this year. Cannon also hosts The Masked Singer, which is has Niecy Nash filling in while he quarantines.
Good news for Nick Cannon and ‘Wild ‘N Out’ fans!! After severing ties with Cannon last year over Anti-semetic comments, ViacomCBS is BACK ‘in bed’ with Nick after his apologies!
Congrats to Nick Cannon and all the talent for the SHOW!