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Nick Cannon Apologizes, Promises He’s ‘Committed to Deeper Connection, More Profound Learning’

Nick Cannon Apologizes, Promises He’s ‘Committed to Deeper Connection, More Profound Learning’

Let’s stop with the cancel culture, especially with people who admit their faults and want to learn from the experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuW_iF3yEUg

Nick Cannon apologized for his anti-Semitic remarks on his podcast while also reiterating that he wants to learn from this experience. He also admitted his words came from an “uninformed and naïve place” and “reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people.”

Most people would have doubled down or brushed it off. Cannon has shown us once again that cancel culture is stupid. We should use these opportunities to educate the person and ourselves.

ViacomCBS fired Cannon on Tuesday night for his remarks and because “he failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism.”

Cannon’s interview with Fast Company included a non-apology, but ViacomCBS missed the crucial last part of the interview:

“My podcast is specifically an academic podcast to have tough and difficult conversations based off of text. And if we read something and something’s not accurate, let’s do away with it,” Cannon says. “I can’t wait to sit down with some people that can help educate me and help further this conversation. I want to be corrected.”

The only decent response to his apology came from Bethany Mandel:

One man claimed Cannon’s apology “proves that black celebrity is completely controlled by white supremacy.”

Cannon’s apology allegedly proves the influence Jews have in the world.

Others think the PR firm forced the apology.

It is a shame that so many people before Cannon ruined any chance of people believing someone’s apology. Granted, while I give Cannon credit for this first step, I need to see him interview the rabbis and show us he is learning.

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That’s a start. Now apologize for your vile anti-white racism as well.

Look, Cannon did not make an “honest” mistake. Nor has he had time to “educate” himself as to Jewish history and heritage. This a shallow, meaningless knee-jerk reaction to his earlier comments. And, it is done solely for his own personal benefit. Should he have been “cancelled”? Who knows? Live by the sword, die by the sword. And the cancel culture sword is double edged.

    Tom Servo in reply to Mac45. | July 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Cannon: “So, are you telling me Hitler was wrong? Really? Well it’s not my fault no one ever told me that before, really, could you help educate me on that? I’m really willing to listen to your reasons why you think Hitler was wrong, really I am.”

So, let me get this straight. Some guy I never heard of said some stuff he shouldn’t have. People jumped all over him. He got fired. He demanded an apology. Then HE apologized and this is a bad thing? I don’t get it.

I’ve been hearing about this saga for days and I still don’t know who the guy is or why I would care in the slightest.

    Blackgriffin in reply to irv. | July 16, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    This “guy” is indicative of a rapidly growing trend of hate and rage directed at anyone “nonwhite.” These sociopaths are starting to act on their poisonous views of life. Perhaps you should shake yourself from your stupor of indifference and pay some attention.

    pst314 in reply to irv. | July 17, 2020 at 8:09 am

    One reason to care: you may not have heard of him (neither had I) but he is a well known pop culture figure and therefore what he says has some effect on popular opinion.

    Milhouse in reply to Neo. | July 16, 2020 at 11:43 am

    I never thought Brando had said something wrong. As a general statement, while “Jews control Hollywood” isn’t 100% true it’s far from 100% false. From Hollywood’s very beginnings many of the people who control it have been Jews. That’s not a bad thing or a good thing, it’s just a thing. They could have been anyone, but it so happened that they were Jews. It’s less true now than it once was, but there’s still some truth to it.

      WestRock in reply to Milhouse. | July 16, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      And what about bankers? Keep going, putz. Let’s hear you say: As a general statement, while “Jews control Banks” isn’t 100% true it’s far from 100% false.

      Quit while you’re ahead. Better still, STFU with respect to my people.

        Milhouse in reply to WestRock. | July 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm

        While there have been prominent Jews in the banking industry for as long as it has existed, Jews have never dominated it. (Jews did dominate the pre-banking money-lending industry in Europe; but once banks started that sector was dominated not by the Rothschilds, etc., but by the likes of the Medicis, Bardis, etc.)

        Hollywood was founded by Jews, and for a long time most of the dominant people were Jews. Even today Jews constitute a large proportion of those with influence in Hollywood.

        I have worked for several Cleveland banks and observed that there were very few Jews in the organization. Those few that were there were not in positions of consequence. IMHO, there are not many Jews in the world that are dumb enough to want to work for a bank.

Seems more like he’s committed to trying to save his ass.

Yeah, I believe his sincerity is genuine. Really, I do. Honest.

Just like I believe that when Democrats take the Article VI oath of office, they really mean it.

Do ya remember when that guy mumbled, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

harleycowboy | July 16, 2020 at 11:41 am

Maybe if more people like this got canceled they could open their eyes to see what’s really behind the movement.

I disagree with Mary Chastain’s desire to see “cancel culture” come to an end. Call me a sick puppy if you wish, but I find there is a kind of rough justice in seeing the cancelers get cancelled for a change. Justice is in such short supply these days, and right now in Soviet Amerika this is the best we can hope for.

But it doesn’t matter what she or I think about the issue. The gripping hand* is that no one to the right of Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot will have any influence whatsoever on how cancel culture is applied. I seriously doubt that the Red Guard that now run the NYT, the WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, the alphabet networks, Hollywood and academia would take to heart anything non-Communists say about the issue.

The only way Cannon can escape erasure is if he has enough low friends in high places, and not because the Red Guard has had a sudden attack of decency and tolerance. Nothing we Deplorables say or do will make the slightest difference in this particular skirmish.

* – obscure reference to a sci-fi classic

Lucifer Morningstar | July 16, 2020 at 11:51 am

Such a lawyer written/vetted “apology” simply cannot be taken seriously. The only thing that Cannon is sorry about is that he got his ass handed to him for his obviously anti-semtic comments. Cannon, you’re not the victim here. You’re the perpetrator. So just stop.
Stop it now.

I’ll put this not-pology where I put all the rest of the hypocritical nonsense from the liberal left. In the circular file. Perhaps it can be recycled into something useful. But I doubt it.

This loose Cannon’s apologies ring of hollow expedience.

He needs some seriously extended time to experience the consequences of his disgusting behavior.

NO OTHER WAY TO LEARN.

Blackgriffin | July 16, 2020 at 12:10 pm

“Apology” not accepted, racist.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 16, 2020 at 12:35 pm

I don’t know who this man is. Is he a kneeling sports figure? A foul-mouth comedian? A gangster rapper?

healthguyfsu | July 16, 2020 at 12:37 pm

Again, I will ask you how is this cancel culture? I don’t think this was an example of bending to a mob. This was a company decision based solely on Cannon’s act without the social media mob normally pervasive in cancel culture. If you have evidence of a cancel mob, please demonstrate evidence otherwise.

He lost a very well paying job for uttering stupid statements, just another one in a line that keeps growing by the day.

Apology not accepted.

The hate and bigotry in this guy’s heart requires a lot of time to purge from his soul.

Let him come back in a couple of years, and we’ll revisit.

texansamurai | July 16, 2020 at 12:50 pm

behold, you racist pos–you ARE ” touchable “–now shut up and go away

Dantzig93101 | July 16, 2020 at 1:22 pm

Cannon’s earlier comments didn’t bother me because I’d never heard of him and people are naturally biased against out-groups.

But as a white Jewish American, I think his apology is a danger signal. One of many.

It’s plain why he apologized to us Jews: We stand up for ourselves. The same logic deters LGBTQP+ activists from suing Muslim bakeries. Christians don’t hit back. Muslims do. He didn’t apologize to white people in general because he had nothing to fear from them.

So here’s danger signal 1: The only people who can safely be criticized are white gentiles.

And here’s danger signal 2: both sides in politics are becoming more anti-Semitic. Most people still aren’t, but the Overton window is moving.

The left dislikes us because most of us work hard, obey the law, and succeed. It exposes their lie that America is an awful place where minorities have no chance. On the right, some people believe that we control the Trump administration, while others believe that we are behind the attempt to overthrow the Trump administration. We’re getting blamed from all sides.

I think that we Jewish Americans should be the most vocally patriotic and pro-American group in the country: not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also for our own sake. I wish that Prof. Jacobson, Dennis Prager, or someone else with a widely-read platform would make that argument.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Dantzig93101. | July 16, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Maybe the Ameican public needs to see fewer Jewish names on things that are bad for America. SPLC. ACLU. Schiff. Feinstein. My own state’s Eric Cantor. The leaders or most vocal in some of the demonstrations. College professors making stupid and anti-American and anti-white remarks.

    I just opened my metaphorical umbrella in anticipation of the cloudburst of downticks this comment will bring.

      Dantzig93101 in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | July 16, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      I won’t downtick your post because I know exactly how Thomas Sowell feels when he sees Al Sharpton and Maxine Waters cited as prominent black people.

      In every large human group, you’ll find good people and bad people. The bad ones sometimes make a lot more noise.

      I once asked David Boaz if he was Jewish, because his name sounds it. He told me he was not, but remarked that Jews are prominent in every cutting-edge intellectual movement, whether it’s on the right, left, center, or anywhere else (except of course in those movements that won’t have them). So it’s not surprising to find Jews prominent in whichever movement you’re looking at.

        Dantzig93101 in reply to Milhouse. | July 16, 2020 at 11:32 pm

        If you know David Boaz, we might know each other without being aware of it. It’s an oddity of the net. Even if I have a guess, I won’t name any names.

        WatchingAndWaiting in reply to Milhouse. | July 17, 2020 at 9:44 am

        Why would you “ask if he was Jewish”? For what purpose other than “identity” purposes?

Nice apology. Now live it – for example – put in 500 hours of community service at a food bank, homeless shelter, free medical clinic, suicide hotline, etc. Oh, and scrub toilets at a synagogue.

Like an alcoholic, it will be interesting to see if this guy can stay on the wagon. Good luck.

    MajorWood in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | July 17, 2020 at 1:29 am

    As an analogy, sobriety is either conditional or unconditional. If he apologized only to get his job back, then it is likely conditional and subject to change at a whim. It is the old “I promise to never do it again, and this time I mean it.” To know whether it is unconditional will take time and commitment. As it stands, I suspect the sentiment underneath the apology is along the lines of “I am sorry I got caught.”

Literally 2 stories above this is the story of how the left is now trying to get a professor fired for falling asleep in a meeting.

Meanwhile you’re whining that we’re demanding that somebody be held accountable for UNAMBIGUOUSLY racist statements.

Stop trying to pretend that if we just are ‘reasonable’ that cancel culture is going to stop. THE ONLY WAY it’s going to ‘stop’ is if you make it EQUALLY APPLICABLE.

Hitler has invaded Poland. Stop being Chamberlain and fight back.

Black privilege.
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/07/16/now-thats-privilege-nick-cannon-will-keep-his-gig-on-the-masked-singer-after-apologizing-for-anti-semitic-comments/

‘Now THAT’S privilege’: Nick Cannon will keep his gig on ‘The Masked Singer’ after apologizing for anti-Semitic comments

Blackgriffin | July 17, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Oh, ffs, Chastain. How foolish and pompous are you? Nick Cannon is a hateful anti-white racist who said what he needed to say to keep his job. He didn’t mean a word of that supposed apology concerning his anti-Semitic remarks and you know that very well. Furthermore, he did NOT apologize about his evil words about whites. That’s ugly and unforgiveable. I’ve had enough of this sht toward me and mine because we were born with white skin. He needs to lose his job, his credibility, EVERYTHING and I’d don’t care if that’s “canceling” him. He needs to be cancelled. Anyone who thinks like that needs to be cancelled. Shame on you for siding with this ugly racist and giving him “credit for this first step.” What utter nonsense. Dangerous nonsense. You should know better.

Nick Cannon, meet Mel Gibson.

Anyway, I feel the act’s two scenes — slander followed by apology — are clumsy and phony. The one is as vain and pathetic as the other; they both seem quite staged.

Additionally, I find the celebrity dopey at either end (and, I infer, probably in between). Either he’s particularly misinformed, or, in case he did his own research about the Jews (I think we can surmise it’s doubtful), he didn’t check his facts well or use reliable references (who wudda thought?).

The history of the Jews, though Cannon attempts to let us know (tell us the way it is, Nick), is, “according to Jewish tradition,” likely closer to 3,800 years, than it is to his rendering of “5,000” years old.

” . . . [T]he only history of the Hebrews we have are written by the Hebrews themselves, in Genesis. In the Hebrew account of their own history, they trace their origins back to a single individual, Abraham, who comes originally from Mesopotamia. The histories of the pre-Egyptian Hebrews is generally called the age of the patriarchs (patriarch means “father-ruler”); while it is virtually impossible to date this age since a.) the Hebrew history of the age is written down after more than a thousand years had passed and b.) no-one else was interested in the history, scholars place this age roughly between 1950 and 1500 BCE.

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-age-of-the-patriarchs

The strict account, according to the Hebrews’ own record and its later codification beginning with Moses, finds “Avram” born ”
. . . in the city of Ur in Babylonia in the year 1948 from Creation (ca 1800 BCE [+ 2020 CE = ca 3,820 years of lineage and legacy leading to nationhood beginning with Abraham]).”

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/abraham

Just sayin’ via this vignette, in case our best attempts at a reliable history of peoples, times, nations and places — above all, context — still matter in the overarching American culture of today and its posterity.

“Most people would have doubled down or brushed it off.”

Are we on the same planet?

Most people would have groveled and apologized, then been cancelled anyway in the midst of demands for even more groveling, because nothing is ever enough.

The people who exhibit the integrity to tell the fools to stick their complaints where they belong, like James Woods, are few and far between.

Never heard of this idiot before. Could care less about him now. Just another black trying to prove what a POS he is. Good job. Now go away and die. And die knowing that in a few years when we start shipping your kind to affrica, that for every one that makes it onto a boat three will have died in the street. None of them will be missed.

Mary,

I appreciate your view and share your goal of ending the cancel culture.

Unfortunately neither you nor I are among the designers, arbiters or enforcers of these newly imposed rules. Unless and until those with the power to end this insanity choose to end this then the situation will continue.

In fact I believe it MUST continue. Until enough of the allies or actors who are the designers, arbiters and enforcers of these new rules are caught up in breaching them and are held to account, just as the rest of us are, this will continue.

By analogy the current rules allow for punishment akin to the kind Jack Tatum AKA ‘ the assassin’ used to dish out to opposing receivers. He would target the ear hole of any receiver attempting to catch a pass in order to cause maximum pain, injury and punishment.

Since then rules committees agreed that action was too much and changed the rules to disallow that behavior.

When the ‘rules committee’ of media, Twitter, campus hacks, public officials etc decide to make a change I am willing to support it. Until then they better believe that they are subject to getting targeted just as aggressively as we are.

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