Nick Cannon issued an official apology over his controversial podcast that has since been deleted. Cannon shared a lengthy message on social media on Wednesday, July 15, apologizing to the Jewish community for his “hurtful and divisive words.”
In a message on his Facebook page, Cannon wrote: “First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin. They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed.
“While the Jewish experience encompasses more than 5,000 years and there is so much I have yet to learn, I have had at least a minor history lesson over the past few days and to say that it is eye-opening would be a vast understatement. I want to express my gratitude to the Rabbis, community leaders and institutions who reached out to me to help enlighten me, instead of chastising me. I want to assure my Jewish friends, new and old, that this is only the beginning of my education—I am committed to deeper connections, more profound learning and strengthening the bond between our two cultures today and every day going forward.”
Earlier in the day, Cannon posted a message stating that he was “deeply disappointed” in ViacomCBS, who cut ties with Cannot after the controversial remarks from the podcast were criticized.
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