Just hours after ViacomCBS ended its longtime relationship with Nick Cannon for calling Black people the “true Hebrews,” Sean “Diddy” Combs chimed in and offered Cannon a spot at his Revolt TV network.
“@NickCannon come home to @REVOLTTV truly BLACK OWNED!!!” Diddy tweeted. “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!!!”
So far no response from Cannon on social media about the offer, but Twitter users had a lot of say. Nearly 3,000 people replied to Diddy’s tweet and the reaction was mixed.
“Hm… @Diddy supports racists. Nice to know,” one person responded.
Another person shared his concerns and said, “So his statements are ok and others are not? ”
So his statements are ok and others are not? ??????????
— Mike Eusebio (@MikeEusebio) July 15, 2020
Someone else said they support Cannon and Diddy’s idea.
“Thank you @Diddy for looking out for our brother @NickCannon during his time of need. We all we got, let’s keep this going ‘helpers of one another!!!’ Help somebody today, it could save a life. I love y’all.”
While a fourth person wrote, “Yes I love this, Nick was telling the truth we are the true Hebrews. Sad telling the truth gets you in trouble like this.”
Yes I love this, Nick was telling the truth we are the true Hebrews. Sad telling the truth gets you in trouble like this.
— GreedyGamer (@jacob2israel8) July 15, 2020
As Urban Hollywood 411 previously reported, ViacomCBS announced it was cutting ties with the Wild ‘N Out host on Tuesday night, for anti-semitic comments he made on the June 30 episode of “Cannon’s Class.” The video was posted on YouTube, but has since been removed for violating “hate speech” policy.
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. “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.”
In a Facebook message posted Wednesday morning, Cannon wrote: “I must apologize to my Jewish Brothers and Sisters for putting them in such a painful position, which was never my intention, but I know this whole situation has hurt many people and together we will make it right.”
Cannon also said ViacomCBS should apologize to him.
“Now I am 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!” he 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!”