Actor and TV host Nick Cannon is under fire for spreading antisemitic conspiracy theories and praising Louis Farrakhan in a video that has resurfaced and been circulated on social media, according to a report from the Jewish Insider.
On an episode of his YouTube podcast “Cannon’s Class,” Cannon – interviewed Richard Griffin, a former member of the rap group Public Enemy. He was kicked out of the group in the late ’80s after making antisemitic comments in interviews. As reported by The Jerusalem Post, these interviews included a 1989 interview with The Washington Times, where he claimed that Jews are to blame for “the majority of wickedness that goes on across the globe.”
In the interview on Cannon’s Class, which notably seems to have been filmed in 2019 and reposted to his channel a few weeks ago, Griffin said that he was “speaking facts” about “the Cohens and the Moskowitzes,” and said that “I’m hated now because I told the truth.”
Cannon praised the rapper for having “the most substance and weight in speaking unapologetically… and you stuck to your guns,” Jewish Insider reported.
In the interview, after Griffin said Semitic people and languages “have absolutely nothing to do with any white people,” Cannon said that “The Semitic people are black people,” with both saying that the label of antisemitic is a tool to silence criticism, according to Jewish Insider.
Cannon also spoke about conspiracies linking Zionists, the Rothschilds and the Illuminati, and praised anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, saying “every time I’ve heard him speak, it’s positive, it’s powerful, it’s uplifting… for whatever reason, he’s been demonized.”
We can help you out with that one, Nick.
Yeah, we didn’t want to sift through the full video of his crap either.
WIBC host Tony Katz offered his perspective Monday afternoon.
“Man, I didn’t know that an entire conversation about Black Lives Matter would expose so much hatred of Jews.
“…This is nonsense – except it’s very, very dangerous. Because you know who is going to stay silent about this? Everybody. You won’t see Rabbis discussing in their Synagogues – how despicable and disgusting. You won’t see his radio station let him go or suspend him. You think “The Masked Singer” – NBC – is going to say ‘goodbye’ to Nick Cannon? I don’t think that’s coming. As a matter of fact, I don’t know that they’ll say anything.”
Click below to hear Tony’s full commentary.
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