ViacomCBS Rehires ‘Wild ‘N Out’ Host Nick Cannon Following His Firing for Making Anti-Semitic Comments Last Summer; Production On New Episodes to Begin Soon

Wild ‘N Out Making a Return.

Wild ’N Out is returning… along with host and creator Nick Cannon.

While ViacomCBS fired the longtime host in July over anti-Semitic comments he made during an episode of his Cannon’s Class podcast, Deadline reports that Nick and the media conglomerate have made amends and that the improv show – renewed at VH1 for three more seasons – will begin production soon. 

No air date has been announced for the new episodes, and it is unknown if they will air on MTV or VH1.

ViacomCBS claims that Nick has apologized and taken responsibilities for the racist and anti-Semitic comments he made last summer and has partnered with Jewish leaders to educate him and help him become an anti-hate advocate. 

“I want to assure my Jewish friends, new and old, that this is only the beginning of my education – I am committed to deeper connections, more profound learning and strengthening the bond between our two cultures today and every day going forward,” Nick said Thursday in a statement. 

While ViacomCBS terminated their contract and cut ties with Nick, it never officially cancelled ‘Wild ‘N Out.’ Shortly after being fired, Nick lashed out at the network, stating he felt it had made “an example of an outspoken black man.” He demanded an apology and vowed to fight for ownership of the series; however, days later he reversed his feelings and issued an apology. 

Soon after, Nick stepped away from his radio program and later confessed that he felt suicidal during this time. 

It was reported in August that ViacomCBS was considering rehiring Nick after seeing the effort the host was putting in to “make amends for his comments and gain a better understanding of why they were offensive.”  

Nick created, produced and hosted ‘Wild ’N Out’ on MTV from 2005 to 2007. The series returned in 2013 for Season 5 with an updated name, Nick Canon Presents: Wild ’N Out; Season 15 premiered in April 2020.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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At the time of his firing, Nick was reportedly prepping for his own syndicated daytime talk show, which was slated to launch in October 2020. In light of all the controversy surrounding him last summer, the show was postponed.

According to Deadline the talk show— called Cannon will now premiere this fall. 

Nick has also served as host of FOX’s The Masked Singer since the January 2019 series premiere. He remained the show’s host throughout the controversy. 

Production on Season 5 of ‘The Masked Singer’ begins this week without Nick, as he is currently recovering from COVID-19.

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11 Comments

  1. Heres what he DIDN’T apologize for saying:

    “When you have a person who has the lack of pigment [white folks], 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,” he said.

    Cannon continued: “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 [white folks], 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,”

    Speaking of when “they” were “sent to the Mountains of Caucasus,” the podcast host added that the sun began to “deteriorate” and that “they” acted “out of fear,” then linking this to acting out of “deficiency.” “So therefore the ONLY WAY THEY CAN ACT IS EVIL,” he added.

    “They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive,” he stated, continuing: “So they’re the ones closer to animals, they’re the ones that are actually the TRUE SAVAGES.”

    That’s racism right there. Thats true hate right there.

    And he just got a huge free pass. No apology to his mostly white audience, white fans. Bc he HATES them.

    Fuck him. Fucking pedo.


  2. While I commend Nick for taking responsibility and taking the time to educate himself, I wonder if other fired Viacom reality stars will have the same opportunity. Tbh idgaf about vanderpump rules or the challenge but they went on a firing spree this year. Another poster pointed out a Nick Cannon lawsuit….


  3. To find out who has the absolute power, find out who you cannot criticize…

    David of the swamp is next in line to be rehired, right?

    Oy vey….


    1. So when do they forgive Roseanne, and give her show back to her? Nick gets 6 mos of cancelled, Roseanne gets forever, same crime. Must be that white privilege thing.


  4. To find out who has the absolute power, find out who you cannot criticize…

    And I asume that this means that David of the swamp also will be rehired.


  5. “ViacomCBS claims that Nick has apologized and taken responsibilities for the comments he made last summer and has partnered with Jewish leaders to educate him and help him become an anti-hate advocate.”

    They forgot to add …”and his billion dollar lawsuit against us forced our hand”.


    1. Actually, he stated he was going to sue them for the rights of the TV Show because they didn’t cancel it after his firing (meaning he could be easily replaced which was NOT what he wanted to see happen, He apologized to the network the next day most likely because his lawyer told him he doesn’t have a chance in hell in winning that case.

      So, there is no other reason for one person to be rehired while another is fired for the same type of offense.

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