Nick Cannon is not one to hold back his thoughts. The “Masked Singer” host recently spoke on race on an episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast and some people are criticizing his comments about white people snd Jews being “the true savages” of the world.
“Our melanin is so powerful and it connects us in a way that the reason why [white people] fear us is because of the lack that they have of it,” the “Wild ‘N Out” star said. “When you have a person that has the lack of pigment, the lack of melanin, they know that they will be annihilated. So therefore, however they got the power, they have the lack of compassion — melanin comes with compassion, melanin comes with soul.”
“The people that don’t have [melanin] are a little less,” Cannon said. “They may not have the compassion when they were sent to the mountains of Caucasus when they didn’t have the power of the sun. The sun then started to deteriorate them so then, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of a deficiency.”
He continued, “So therefore, the only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive. So then, these people that didn’t have what we have — and when I say we, I speak of the melanated people — they had to be savages. They had to be barbaric because they’re in these Nordic mountains. They’re acting as animals, so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They’re the ones that are actually the true savages.”
Cannon is now a trending topic on Twitter as people are calling for him to get cancelled for his comments. Twitter user @Adam4d tweeted, “Nick Cannon says white people are ‘a little less,’ ‘closer to animals,’ ‘the true savages,’ ‘acting out of a deficiency so the only way they can act is evil.’ When does he get canceled?”
Others are saying that they won’t cancel Cannon because they agree with what he said. “White people are mad at Nick Cannon like they haven’t said the same thing about Black and brown people, they haven’t whitewashed Jesus, they haven’t colonized the world, they haven’t shoved Eurocentric beauty standards down our throats,” social media user @_SJPeace_ tweeted. “You wanna cancel something, START HERE!”
The TV host has responded to the backlash through a Facebook post. “Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions,” he wrote. “I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding.”
“I hold myself accountable for this moment and take full responsibility because my intentions are only to show that as a beautiful human species, we have way more commonalities than differences, so let’s embrace those as well as each other,” he concluded.
Check out his post below and let us know your thoughts.