ViacomCBS and Nick Cannon are reuniting to bring “Wild N’ Out” back to viewers after the television star made amends for racist anti-Semitic comments that landed him in hot water over the summer.
Black man gets a pass for racist comments
According to Variety, which broke the news on Feb. 4, Viacom has reestablished its working relationship with Nick Cannon and plans to bring back old episodes of “Wild N’ Out” to VH1’s schedule this week and will resume the series for new future episodes.
In a statement, the company explained that Cannon had taken responsibility for his controversial statements and partnered with Jewish leaders to make amends.
“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 spokesperson told 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.”
Cannon got into hot water when he said on his show, “Our melanin is so powerful and it connects us in a way that the reason why White people fear us is because of the lack that they have of it. When you have a person that has the lack of pigment, the lack of melanin, they know that they will be annihilated. So therefore, however they got the power, they have the lack of compassion — melanin comes with compassion, melanin comes with soul.”
.@NickCannon: “So they’re [white people] the ones that are actually closer to animals.”
Well, Nick Cannon is apparently a racist by his own definition/words.pic.twitter.com/4dq7x8HUHj
— Bradley Brewer 🇺🇸 (@realBradBrewer) July 14, 2020
Lefties are exempt from cancel culture
During his ignorant rambling Cannon also stated that White people were “lesser than” Blacks. He’s clearly racist. Let’s see if these television executives forgive country star Morgan Wallen for his recent slip up. After jokingly using the N word with friends, he was completely dropped from his label and canceled. Nick Cannon should be allowed to speak his mind on his own show. But let’s apply the freedom of speech equally.
In August, Cannon joined forces with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt to co-author an op-ed article for the Jewish newspaper The Forward about the need for Black and Jewish leaders to work together against racism. A month prior, the television host visited the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance and donated to the organization.
“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 to the Associated Press at the time.