Diddy offers Nick Cannon a Revolt job after controversial anti-semitism backlash - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Da Squeeze

Diddy offers Nick Cannon a Revolt job after controversial anti-semitism backlash

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has offered Nick Cannon a job after he was fired by ViacomCBS.

The music artist and media mogul took to Twitter to offer the actor and television presenter a job at Revolt TV after he was sacked from ViacomCBS for refusing to apologize for “perpetuating anti-Semitism”.

In a statement, ViacomCBS announced they are terminating their partnership following the backlash of a recent episode of his YouTube show ‘Cannon’s Class’, in which he and former Public Enemy member Richard ‘Professor Griff’ Griffin discussed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

They said in a statement: “ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism. We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast ‘Cannon’s Class’ on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. 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. ViacomCBS is committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry.”

After the discussion with Griffin, who was dropped by the group in 1989 due to anti-Semitic comments, was published on 30 June, Nick insisted he did “not condone hate speech”.

READ: Nick Cannon determined to ‘put his life on the line’ for Black Lives Matter cause

He said: “Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding. The Black and Jewish communities have both faced enormous hatred, oppression, persecution, and prejudice for thousands of years and in many ways have and will continue to work together to overcome these obstacles. When you look at The Media, and other sectors in our nation’s history, African Americans and The people of the Jewish community have partnered to create some of the best, most revolutionary work we know today.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Bongo star Harmonize launched his latest album over the weekend and his former boss Diamond Platnumz is on the frontline cheering him on. Wasafi...

Da Squeeze

Famed comedian and radio host Jalang’o hosted John Otieno “Owago Onyiro” Byron, on YouTube for a candid discussion on his ventures in comedy and...