It's fair to say that Nick Cannon is in serious hot water right now. But he has made several alarming claims on social media this week...
Nick Cannon is in the headlines once again...
via: Getty ImagesAfter a week of controversy for the star, he has now made some worrying claims.
Nick has landed himself in some serious hot water the past week...
via: Getty ImagesAfter making some really disgusting comments about the Jewish community, he then went onto discuss the history behind how white people became "savages."
But why are his comments extremely problematic?
via: Getty ImagesDespite Isreal being the only explicitly Jewish state and the only state with a Jewish majority, the overall worldwide population reaches figures of around fifteen million.
The United States is home to millions of Jewish people.
via: Getty ImagesThe US has an estimated population of 5.3 million Jewish people, which is 40.2 percent of the overall Jewish population.
Judaism is an ancient Abrahamic religion.
via: Getty ImagesIt encompasses the religion, philosophy, and culture of Jewish people, and it is considered by its believers to be the expression of the covenant that God established with the Children of Isreal. It contains a wide body of texts, practices, theological positions, and forms of organization.
The Jewish community was the victim of the biggest mass-murder in history.
via: Getty ImagesThe genocide of European Jews that was carried out between 1941-1945 involved Nazi Germany capturing and containing Jewish people in concentration camps across Europe.
The Holocaust caused suffering and misery to millions.
via: Getty ImagesAn estimated 6 million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust, along with 11 million others. Jews were tortured, worked to death, and killed in extremely inhumane and unconventional ways.
Memorials are found all over the world.
via: Getty ImagesThe most famous memorial is found in Berlin, Germany, which contains a 19,000 square meter site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern to commemorate the millions of Jewish people who lost their lives in the Holocaust.
The Jewish community celebrates what their religion has survived.
via: Getty ImagesDespite the tragedies that generations of Jewish people have lived through, the community often celebrates and remembers the lives of the victims of these horrific crimes, and, most importantly, they embrace the religion that they are proud to be a part of.
Supremacists still sadly exist, however.
via: Getty ImagesDespite the peaceful and private nature of religions, especially of Judaism, sick individuals around the world like to believe that they are superior and express hate and prejudice against religious people for no reason at all.
And Nick Cannon has recently been under fire for doing exactly the same thing.
via: Getty ImagesThe Wild 'n' Out out star has been hounded by fans and critics alike after he made some very controversial comments on his podcast.
Without directly mentioning who he was referring to, he said this:
via: Getty Images"You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people."
via: Getty Images“When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews."
Because of these insensitive comments, he faced some severe consequences.
via: Getty ImagesCannon was dropped by ViacomCBS in a lengthy statement after they agreed that his comments were inappropriate and had anti-semitic undertones. Despite some supporters believing he had not made a direct "racist" comment, he's promoting the idea that you can't be discriminatory.
They heavily condemned the star's words saying this:
via: Getty Images“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism." His actions were heavily criticized as they continued in their lengthy statement.
They told us that we spoke to Cannon about his actions.
via: Getty Images"We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast ‘Cannon’s Class’ on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him."
And things get even worse in the same podcast he talked about the history of white people.
via: Getty ImagesCannon claimed some very problematic things about white people too, saying that their "lack of melanin" makes them "fearful."
And this was passed down through generations.
via: Getty ImagesHe was speaking in evolutionary terms meaning that their current "lack of compassion" comes from white people "in the past."
He also referred to them as "barbaric" and "savage."
There is no such thing as being racist towards white people. They cannot be oppressed by a system that they built… https://t.co/4ZkScrf0cu— kela (@kela)1594757886.0
Some people took it so badly that British rapper Zuby decided he was going to call Cannon out.
Yikes... Nick Cannon has gone full black supremacist. This is 100% certified racist. 🤦🏿♂️ https://t.co/rGgVATPvNk— ZUBY: (@ZUBY:)1594754908.0
Cannon issued a non-apology on Facebook after it all happened...
via: Getty Images"Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric."
But it would have just been better to apologize for offending people.
via: Getty ImagesHe continued: "I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to hold me accountable and correct me in any statement that I’ve made that has been projected as negative."
He also added that apologies were "empty.""To me apologies are empty... What we need is healing. What we need is discussion. Correct me. I don’t tell my children to say, ‘I’m sorry.’ I want them to understand where they need to be corrected. And then that’s how we grow."
And it seems 50 Cent wasted no time coming for Nick...
He wrote a brutal caption alongside the snap.
This is just yet another installment of the pair's ongoing feud.
Now, Cannon has hinted at something very alarming.
via: Getty ImagesThe star was posting about his friend who took his own life when he hinted that he had considered suicide.
Taking to Instagram...
via: Getty ImagesHe called 2020 the most "f***ed up year I've ever witnessed," talking about his friend who he says took his own life.
He went on to say this:
via: Getty ImagesHe stated he was in "dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this planet," and admiring his friend who "had the balls to do it."
But, given the fact that Cannon is being called out from all sides at the moment...
via: Getty ImagesWhile the hint of suicide is certainly alarming, people aren't entirely surprised by it.
Read the full post below:
The star tweeted this 3 days ago:
Y’all can have this planet. I’m out!— Nick Cannon (@Nick Cannon)1594967274.0
Many were saying the same thing after the posts emerged.
I hope somebody is there with Nick Cannon. Cause I’ll be damned if y’all evil people drove a man to suicide for bei… https://t.co/dkCpfJYrFw— T💕 (@T💕)1594970783.0