Loose Cannon shoots himself in the foot with anti-Semitic rant

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Loose Cannon shoots himself in the foot with anti-Semitic rant

After two decades, the comedian and media giant Viacom have parted ways over ill-advised podcast

Staff Writer

After more than two decades, Nick Cannon, creator of uber-popular comedy show Wild n Out, and Viacom have split up after the company accused Cannon of peddling anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in an episode of his podcast, Cannon’s Class.

Aired on YouTube on June 30, Cannon was speaking to Professor Griff (Richard Griffin), a former member of the legendary 1980s anti-establishment rap group Public Enemy. Professor Griff and Public Enemy parted ways in 1989 after he made some wildly anti-Semitic remarks. During the discussion Cannon said he believed black people were the “true Hebrews” and expounded on some well-worn ideas about the Rothschilds.

“It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” Cannon said. “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews,” he said...

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