Rapper/mogul Diddy has come to the defense of Nick Cannon.
On Tuesday night, Cannon was fired from hosting his show Wild ‘N Out by Viacom for making several racially insensitive, anti-semitic remarks where he called black people the “true Hebrews” and praised the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on his Youtube show.
“ViacomCBS is ending its decades-long relationship with Nick Cannon after the actor and TV host propagated anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on his podcast.” https://t.co/Jrn6PfHzRh
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 15, 2020
“While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him,” “We are committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. ViacomCBS will have further announcements on our efforts to combat hate of all kinds.”
On Wednesday Diddy took to Twitter to invite Cannon to come join him over at Revolt TV.
— Diddy (@Diddy) July 15, 2020
The Diddy-owned Revolt TV was recently in the news for hosting Minister Farrakhan on the 4th of July in a speech that saw the 87-year-old Nation of Islam leader calling the head of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, “Satan.”.
“Mr. Greenblatt, you are Satan. Those of you that say that you’re Jews, I will not even give you the honor of calling you a Jew. You are not a Jew… you are Satan and it is my job now to pull the cover off of Satan so that every Muslim when he sees Satan, pick up a stone, as we do in Mecca,” F
"Those of you that say that you’re Jews, I will not give you the honor of calling you a Jew. You’re not a Jew. You’re so-called. You’re satan. And it’s my job now to pull the cover off Satan. So every Muslim when he sees Satan, pick up a stone."
Louis Farrakhan is disgusting! pic.twitter.com/UHEzCZp9Qv
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) July 9, 2020
Videos of Farrakhan’s Revolt TV speech were eventually removed by Youtube for violating the site’s hate speech policy.
We are pleased to announce that Louis Farrakhan's anti-Semitic video on the REVOLT TV channel has been removed from YouTube for violating the platform's hate speech policy. Unfortunately, the video is live on other channels, report them here: https://t.co/Ks5QRHOCb8#FightHate pic.twitter.com/pQZ8bKiJaX
— Combat Anti-Semitism (@CombatASemitism) July 9, 2020
It’s currently unclear if Cannon, who is currently fighting Viacom for ownership of Wild ‘N Out, will take Diddy up on his offer.