As we previously reported, ViacomCBS has ended its long time relationship with Nick Cannon after the host and actor made alleged anti-Semitic comments on his radio show.
On Wednesday (July 16), Diddy took to Instagram to share an old photo of himself sitting courtside with Cannon, while also inviting the host and actor to come to his cable channel Revolt.
“The only way we can change the narrative, educate, and uplift each other is if we do it together. Nick, my brother, I am here to support you fully in any way you need,” the hip-hop mogul wrote.
“What we are not going to do is turn our backs on our brothers and sisters when they challenge the system. Come home to [Revolt TV], which is truly BLACK OWNED! We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture,” Diddy concluded.
During Cannon’s June 30 episode of his podcast, the host interviewed Professor Griff, a former member of Public Enemy, and said that Black people are the “true Hebrews.”
A ViacomCBS spokesperson released a statement to Variety saying that the company’s relationship with Nick Cannon is now terminated.
“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.,” the statement read.
“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.”