Actor Nick Cannon Says Zionists, Rothschilds Have ‘Too Much Power,’ Praises Farrakhan

July 13, 2020
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 04: Nick Cannon attends Nick Cannon, Meruelo Media, Skyview Announce Radio Syndication on December 04, 2019 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)

Actor Nick Cannon currently is under fire for espousing comments that have been criticized as anti-Semitic, including that Zionists and Rothschilds have “too much power.”

On July 12, Jewish Insider reported that Cannon said in a 2019 episode of “Cannon’s Class” − Cannon’s YouTube talk show − that recently went viral on Twitter that people are “giving too much power to the ‘they’ — and then the ‘they’ turns into the Illuminati, the Zionists, the Rothschilds.”

He also said of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, “Every time I’ve heard him speak, it’s positive, it’s powerful, it’s uplifting … for whatever reason, he’s been demonized.”

Additionally, Cannon claimed “the semitic people are the Black people” and that “you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the semitic people. When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright.”

Jewish groups condemned Cannon’s remarks as anti-Semitic.

“Truly disturbing that @NickCannon would use his platform to perpetuate false anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and lift up the vehemently anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted. “He should apologize immediately and educate himself on why his comments are so harmful.”

The American Jewish Committee similarly tweeted, “.@NickCannon spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about ‘Rothschilds’ and ‘Zionists’ to millions of his followers is abhorrent and unacceptable. His message of hate has no place in our society and should be condemned by all people of good conscience.”

Associate director and dean of Global Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Abraham Cooper told Jewish Insider, “Anyone seeking a Ph.D in Jew-hatred should watch this ‘interview’ in its entirety. Farrakhan’s hateful screeds on full display in the next generation inculcating [the] 21st Century through cultural figures and social media. Pure poison.”

StandWithUs Israel executive director Michael Dickson asked about cancel culture and anti-Semitism in a tweet about Cannon. “I’m no fan of cancel culture, but if you get cancelled for doing something racist without intent, what happens next for @NickCannon who willfully spread the most egregious antisemitic conspiracy theories & hate on his show?” he wrote.

Former New York Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted that his watchdog group, Americans Against Anti-Semitism, is calling on Fox “to take immediate action against @NickCannon for his nasty anti-Semitic diatribe.” Cannon hosts “The Masked Singer” on Fox.

“You cannot remove Farrakhan one week and allow his followers to spew the very same filth in the next without consequence!” Hikind added, referencing Fox Soul canceling its scheduled broadcast of Farrakhan’s July 4 address.

Cannon also hosts the MTV show “Wild N’Out.”

UPDATE: Cannon issued a series of tweets stating that he has “no hate in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric.”

He added: “The Black and Jewish communities have both faced enormous hatred, oppression persecution and prejudice for thousands of years and in many ways have and will continue to work together to overcome these obstacles.”

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