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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