Officials at Fox TV said today that they are just fine with keeping a raging anti-Semitic racist as the host of their highly-rated “The Masked Singer.” Nick Cannon was severed by his other employer, ViacomCBS, yesterday after recent repugnant comments he made on his podcast went viral across social media.
For those who missed it, here is just a sample of what the anti-Semitic racist had to say about Jews and all other white people on earth:
“When you have a person who has the lack of pigment, the lack of melanin that they know they will be annihilated, therefore they know that however they got the power, they have a lack of compassion, melanin comes with compassion.”
“Melanin comes with soul, that we call it soul, we soul brothers and sisters, that’s the melanin that connects us so the people that don’t have it, are, and I’m going to say this carefully, are a little less and where the term actually comes from, and I’m going to bring it back around to Minister Farrakhan, where they may not have the compassion.”
“When they were sent to the Mountains of Caucasus, they didn’t have the power of the sun. The sun started to deteriorate them. So, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of deficiency, so therefore the only way they can act is evil.”
“They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive. So these people who didn’t have what we have, and when I say ‘we,’ I speak of the melinated people, they had to be savages, they had to be barbaric because they’re in these Nordic mountains, they’re in these rough torrential environments, so they’re acting as animals, so they’re the ones closer to animals, they’re the ones that are actually the true savages.”
Those are verbatim quotes, word for repugnant word. It was just all too much for the management at ViacomCBS to defend.
But not Fox, oh no. Standards are obviously much, much, MUCH lower there, at least for hosts of shows that get good ratings. As reported today by Variety, Fox officials have decided that poor Mr. Cannon has been … wait for it … taken out of context, as if any possible “context” could make the calling of every white person on earth “true savages.”
From the Variety piece:
“When we were made aware of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick,” the network said in a statement. “He is clear and remorseful that his words were wrong and lacked both understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hate. This was important for us to observe. Nick has sincerely apologized, and quickly taken steps to educate himself and make amends. On that basis and given a belief that this moment calls for dialogue, we will move forward with Nick and help him advance this important conversation, broadly. Fox condemns all forms of hate directed toward any community and we will combat bigotry of any kind.”
See that last part, the part where Fox claims it “condemns all forms of hate directed toward any community”? Yeah, that’s a lie.
You can also rest assured that, if “The Masked Singer” were a dying franchise that was fading in the ratings – you know, like “American Idol” – Cannon would be out on his ear without any claim from Fox about having been taken out of context.
You can also rest assured that, if Cannon were a white man who said the exact same words he uttered about Black people, Fox would not have hesitated for a fraction of a second to can him. There would have been no reaching out, no dialogue, no hilariously ludicrous rationalizations about having been taken out of context. He’d have simply been fired, no questions asked, and deservedly so.
The Fox network is dead to me now, and it should be to you as well.
That is all.
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