Tuesday, May 28, 2024

That Was Fast! Nick Cannon Restored to All Jobs 7 Months After Anti-Semitic Comments and Farrakhan Backing


Hollywood has a short memory.

It was only seven months ago that Nick Cannon lost his jobs with Viacom and his talk show was put on hold after he was caught making anti-Semitic remarks. He also thoroughly backed Louis Farrakhan. His You Tube channel was full of interviews supporting Nation of Islam ideals.

But then Sherry Redstone of Viacom, whose first husband was a rabbi, took offense. So Nick was fired from Viacom and “Wild n Out” show. He threatened to sue and said he owned the show. (He didn’t). He was also bounced from MTV and Viacom.

His syndicated talk show from Debmar-Mercury was put on hold.

The only company that didn’t fire him was Fox, for hosting “The Masked Singer.”

Nick started an apology tour, sucking up to rabbis and so on. He never really rebuked Farrakhan or the Nation of Islam.

But you know, that was then. This is now. Nick is back. All has been forgiven. These people are so stupid, it hurts. But there we are.

Listen, Morgan Wallen used the “N” word this week, and he’s barely suffered a scratch. If there’s money to be made, no one’s going to hold a grudge.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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