After unleashing an anti-Semitic, racist rant against white people, reality TV star Nick Cannon is demanding ViacomCBS apologize for firing him.
In a lengthy post to his Facebook page, Cannon said his now-former employer is “on the wrong side of history” and “wanted to put the young negro in his place.” He went on to write that “the oppressive and racist infrastructure” coupled with the “systemic racism” on which “this world was built” are the reasons he was booted from the company.
His dismissal came after he went on a diatribe against white people, who have less melanin in their skin than black people. He called them “closer to animals” and “the true savages” who are “acting out of a deficiency, so the only way they can act is evil.” You can read more about his racist rant here.
“I am deeply saddened in a moment so close to reconciliation that the powers that be misused an important moment for us to all grow closer together and learn more about one another,” Cannon wrote. “Instead, the moment was stolen and hijacked to make an example of an outspoken black man.”
Cannon asserted ViacomCBS, which condemned his racist rhetoric, “bullied,” “silenced,” and “continually oppressed” him.
Though the 39-year-old entertainer apologized for his anti-Semitic comments, in which he suggested Jewish “bloodlines … control everything,” Cannon has yet to express remorse for his hateful rhetoric against white people.
“I will continue to pray for you,” Cannon wrote of ViacomCBS. “I don’t blame any individual, I blame the oppressive and racist infrastructure. Systemic racism is what this world was build on and was the subject in which I was attempting to highlight in the recent clips that have been circulating from my podcast. If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize.”
He then quickly shifted from being apologetic to insisting he would be “the one making demands.”
“I demand full ownership of my billion dollar ‘Wild ’N Out’ brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership!” Cannon wrote. “I demand that the hate and back door bullying cease and while we are at it, now that the truth is out, I demand the apology!”
The celebrity has spent much of his time since being fired retweeting supportive and vulgar posts calling for a boycott of ViacomCBS.