Nick Cannon Returns to ‘Wild ’N Out’ After Getting Fired for Anti-Semitic Comments

by Gina Williams

February 5, 2021

Nick Cannon and VicaomCBS are back on good terms with each other.

The network fired Cannon back in July for making anti-Semitic statements on his “Cannon’s Class” podcast. However, both parties made amends after Cannon apologized for his comments and partnered with Jewish leaders, per Variety.

“Nick has not only apologized and taken responsibility for his comments, but he has also worked to educate himself and others through engagement with Jewish leaders and on his platforms,” said an MTV Entertainment Group spokesperson. “Those efforts are of the utmost importance, and that’s why we have invited him to rejoin our team.”

 

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During the podcast, Cannon spoke on conspiracy theories about Jewish people while also praising hate speech from the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. The episode inevitably led to ViacomCBS severing ties with the entertainer. 

While Cannon apologized to the Jewish community, he demanded that ViacomCBS give him full ownership of “Wild ’N Out,” a show he said he created. He also threatened to sue ViacomCBS for $1.5 billion. 

“I demand full ownership of my billion-dollar ‘Wild ’N Out’ brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership!” Cannon wrote in a social media post.

Since Cannon’s apology, he has made an effort to combat anti-Semitism by partnering with Jewish community organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, and urging Black and Jewish leaders to work together in an op-ed.

Production dates for the new season of “Wild ’N Out” haven’t been announced yet but are expected to begin in the future.

Canon spoke on TV One’s Uncensored about his call to entertainment at an early age and working behind the scenes creating opportunities and jobs for comedians and entertainers, including his largest success, “Wild ‘N Out.”

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