Former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is standing by embattled celebrity Nick Cannon following anti-Semitic remarks.
On Tuesday, celebrity Nick Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS for making anti-Semitic comments and sharing conspiracy theories on his podcast, “Cannon’s Class.” The decision by the media company was met with differing opinions with some supporting the firing, but others standing by the “Masked Singer” host.
Dwyane Wade is taking significant criticism for backing Nick Cannon.
UPDATE: Wade has deleted the tweet. We have provided a screenshot below.
Cannon’s firing came about after the release of his episode alongside hip hop figure Professor Griff, formerly of rap group Public Enemy. During said interview, Cannon called African Americans “true Hebrews,” while also discussing conspiracy theories about the Rothschild family.
On Monday, Cannon sent out numerous tweets to stress he doesn’t condone hate speech and that he holds himself “accountable for this moment.” Additionally, Cannon apologized to the Jewish community in a Facebook post on Tuesday, and stated that he’ll continue conversations to bring them and the African-American community closer together.
However, Cannon vehemently disagreed with the CBS’ decision to fire him.
Truth and Reconciliation.I am deeply saddened in a moment so close to reconciliation that the powers that be, misused…
Last week, Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson apologized to the public on numerous occasions after sharing a quote that was mistakenly attributed to Adolf Hitler.
Since then, he’s talked with the Creative Community for Peace organization and a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor to educate himself about the Jewish religion. Most recently, Jackson revealed he’s accepted the aforementioned survivor’s invitation to visit a Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz.