Nick Cannon Steps Away From Radio Show to Engage in ‘Reflection and Education’

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Nick Cannon said Thursday he is temporarily stepping away from his Los Angeles-based radio show, after he apologized earlier this week for making anti-Semitic comments on his podcast.

“Morning radio family. I have decided to take some time away from my radio show so I can commit myself to deeper, more thorough reflection and education,” Cannon wrote on Twitter.

He added in a second tweet, “I continue to express my gratitude to the Rabbis, community leaders and institutions who have reached out to me to help enlighten me.”

The actor and entrepreneur has hosted “Nick Cannon Mornings” on KPWR, Power 106, since he joined the station in June 2019.

The show went into national syndication in January via Skyview Networks, which distributes it as an afternoon program across the nation.

“Nick Cannon has begun a period of self-reflection to address the pain he caused, and while we recognize his apology, this time is needed to establish an action plan towards real change and advocacy,” Skyview Networks said in a statement Thursday. “During this period, production of the Nick Cannon Radio show will pause. Skyview Networks values all communities and faiths and we expect all programs and personalities we syndicate to adhere to these principles.”

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Cannon’s radio hiatus comes after he sparked anger by saying on the June 30 episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast that Black people are the “true Hebrews,” and those who have “the lack of pigment” are “a little less” than people who do.

Video of his comments was posted on YouTube and went viral, but the clip was later removed for “hate speech.”

In response to his statements, ViacomCBS — parent company to VH1, MTV, BET Networks, Nickelodeon and CBS — said Tuesday it was ending its decades-long relationship with the Wild ‘N Out host.

As Urban Hollywood 411 previously reported. Fox is standing by Cannon and says he will continue hosting and producing The Masked Singer after he apologized for his “hurtful and divisive” comments.

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