Nick Cannon to Stay Host of ‘Masked Singer’ After Apologizing for Remarks


Transferring ahead. Fox introduced its choice to maintain Nick Cannon as host of The Masked Singer after he issued an apology for his latest anti-Semitic remarks.

“Once we had been made conscious of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we instantly started a dialogue with Nick. He’s clear and remorseful that his phrases had been improper and lacked each understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hate. This was essential for us to look at,” the community mentioned in a press release to Us Weekly on Wednesday, July 15.

“Nick has sincerely apologized, and rapidly taken steps to coach himself and make amends,” Fox continued. “On that foundation and given a perception that this second requires dialogue, we are going to transfer ahead with Nick and assist him advance this essential dialog, broadly. Fox condemns all types of hate directed towards any neighborhood and we are going to fight bigotry of any form.”

Nick Cannon to Remain Host of The Masked Singer After Apologizing for Anti-Semitic Remarks
La Toya Jackson and host Nick Cannon on The Masked Singer Michael Becker / FOX

Fox launched its assertion minutes after Cannon, 39, reversed course and apologized for his feedback.

“At first I lengthen my deepest and most honest apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive phrases that got here out of my mouth throughout my interview with Richard Griffin,” he mentioned in a press release to Us. “They bolstered the worst stereotypes of a proud and sumptuous folks, and I really feel ashamed of the uninformed and naive place that these phrases got here from.”

After confirming that the interview, which was a part of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast, has been faraway from YouTube, Cannon mentioned he has “had no less than a minor historical past lesson over the previous few days, and to say that it’s eye-opening can be an unlimited understatement.”

He added, “I wish to specific my gratitude to the Rabbis, neighborhood leaders and establishments who reached out to me to assist enlighten me, as a substitute of chastising me. I wish to guarantee my Jewish pals, new and outdated, that that is solely the start of my training — I’m dedicated to deeper connections, extra profound studying and strengthening the bond between our two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.”

The comic got here underneath hearth after saying on the June 30 episode of his podcast that Black persons are the “true Hebrews” along with discussing a number of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. He responded to the backlash twice within the days that adopted however didn’t apologize till Wednesday night.

Within the wake of the scandal, ViacomCBS, the dad or mum firm of networks together with MTV and Nickelodeon, fired Cannon after many years of working collectively. He subsequently slammed the mass media conglomerate by way of Fb for making “an instance out of an outspoken Black man” and demanded “full possession” of his MTV collection Wild ’n Out.

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