Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show delayed for a year amid controversy
More fallout from Nick Cannon’s anti-Semitic fiasco: Lionsgate delays the launch of Cannon’s eponymous syndicated daytime talk show for a year.
Originally slated for September 21, the speaker is now slated to debut in September 2021.
In a statement to our sister site Deadline, the studio said, “Nick canon won’t debut this year. After conversations with Nick, we believe his public comments do not reflect his true feelings and his apology is sincere and sincere. We want to continue the healing process as he meets with leaders of the Jewish community and engages in dialogue with our channel partners to hear their views. We support Nick in our hope that by fall 2021 he can use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten and unite his audiences.
“[We] condemn anti-Semitism, racism and hate speech, ”the statement concludes:“ This goes against everything we stand for. “
Earlier this week, ViacomCBS severed ties with the Wild ‘n Out host for promoting “hate speech” and broadcasting “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” on his videotaped podcast, The gun class. Cannon quickly hit back at his former bosses at ViacomCBS, before finally posting a formal mea culpa.
“I offer my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and conflicting words that have come out of my mouth,” he said. “They have reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and beautiful people and I am ashamed of the uninformed and naive place where these words come from.”
The apology appeased his bosses at Fox, where Cannon hosts The masked singer. “It is clear and remorseful that his words were wrong and lacked both understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hatred,” the network said. “It was important for us to observe. Nick sincerely apologized and quickly took action to educate himself and redeem himself. Based on that and being confident that this moment calls for dialogue, we will move forward with Nick and help him move this important conversation forward, in general.