Nick Cannon and ViacomCBS have re-united after the longtime host of Wild ‘N Out was fired final summer season for what the corporate referred to as “hateful speech and…anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” It means the improv competitors, which had been renewed at VH1 for 3 extra seasons forward of Cannon’s controversial feedback, will quickly leap again into manufacturing, sources near the scenario inform Deadline.
ViacomCBS says that Cannon has apologized, taken duty for his feedback, partnered with Jewish leaders to coach himself and has turn out to be an anti-hate advocate.
“I wish to guarantee my Jewish mates, new and outdated, that that is solely the start of my training—I’m dedicated to deeper connections, extra profound studying and strengthening the bond between our two cultures at present and daily going ahead,” Cannon mentioned in an announcement Thursday.
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On a July 2020 episode of his podcast Cannon’s Class, Cannon mentioned race and racism with former Public Enemy member Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin. Referencing the concepts of Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan, Cannon mentioned that individuals who have “the shortage of pigment” are “rather less” than those that do, and have “a scarcity of compassion.”
He continued, “They’re appearing out of concern. They’re appearing out of low self-worth. They’re appearing out of a deficiency. So due to this fact the one means they will act is evil. They should rob, steal, rape and [unintelligible] to be able to survive.”
The feedback drew ire on-line and led to ViacomCBS’s transfer to half methods. Cannon additionally had been prepping his eponymous syndicated daytime speak present from Debmar-Mercury, which was slated for a fall 2020 bow in 90% of the nation earlier than the controversy delayed that venture as nicely. Cannon will now will launch this fall.
Cannon created, produced and hosted the unique Wild’ N Out on MTV from 2005-2007. He returned to the air in 2013 with the brand new model, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out, by which Cannon and celeb company lead a crew of improv comedians as they go head-to-head in competitors.
Cannon additionally hosts Fox’s The Masked Singer, which goes into manufacturing on Season 5 this week with out Cannon for now as he recovers from Covid-19.