Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bad Rap Deserved

Nick Cannon is host of a YouTube talk show "Cannon's Class."  On a recent program, he praised Louis Farrakhan, claimed blacks are "true Hebrews," referred to “the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America" and- even more bizarrely- remarked

The people that don’t have [melanin] are a little less” (and) “when they were sent to the mountains of Caucasus … The sun then started to deteriorate them so then, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of a deficiency.

So, therefore, the only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive. So then, these people that didn’t have what we have — and when I say we, I speak of the melanated people — they had to be savages … They’re acting as animals so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They’re the ones that are actually the true savages.

Brazenly anti- Semitic and anti-white, the next day he defended his comments in the manner of "who, me, a hater"?

Noting "Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism," ViacomCBS fired Cannon because he "promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories."

Later that day, Cannon apologized "for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin." Fox Entertainment announced Cannon would remain the host of its "The Masked Singer" because he "has sincerely apologized, and quickly taken steps to educate himself and make amends."

ViacomCBS acted swiftly, decisively, and honorably. Fox was less altruistic, moving to protect its financial investment. However, Cannon had expressed regret, even though he probably was insincere, choosing to blame his rant on an "uninformed and naive place that these words came from" (Satan?).

Pick your favorite, preferably Viacom because if similar hostility had been directed toward virtually any group (characterized by ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual preference) in society, the bigot would be out quicker than you can say "black lives matter" or "blue lives matter." Nonetheless, your mileage may vary and Fox could at least point to Cannon's apology.

But there is another player in this drama, one who acted before the apology, as

Sean “Diddy” Combs offered Nick Cannon a job on his Revolt TV network — just hours after Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS Wednesday for making anti-Semitic remarks.

“@NickCannon come home to @REVOLTTV truly BLACK OWNED!!!” the hip-hop mogul tweeted on Wednesday alongside a fist and heart emoji. “We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture. We are for our people first!!! For us! By US! Let’s go!!!”

 Cannon has yet to respond to Diddy’s offer via Twitter or a rep.

This is the same guy who in his youth sang

Sick of momma screamin' that "Get a job, nigga"
Pressed to the limit, gotta rob me a nigga
Simple and plain, my man scooped me in the hoop
Whispered in his ear, this is what we gotta do G
Got to bang a nigga and bang a nigga good

You better, rock my shit don't knock my shit
Because I got the shit that make you cop my shit
I know y'all sick of this Bad Boy diva
That blows and plus got flows ridiculous
You better, rock my shit don't knock my shit
Because I got the shit that make you cop my shit
It's the chick from the bricks that got the hot shit

We didn't need- or shouldn't have needed- Sean Combs to know that bigots come in all shapes and sizes, races, creeds, and religions. Twelve years ago, Mr. Combs stated "I just follow right from wrong, so I could pray in a synagogue or a mosque or a church. I believe that there is only one God." Perhaps he could do so, as long as there were no Jews in the building.

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