Last month, Viacom announced they were discontinuing their relationship with Nick Cannon for anti-semitic comments he made on his Cannon’s Class podcast.
Cannon responded to the company’s decision by demanding an apology and ownership of Wild ‘N Out. Cannon has since apologized and decided to focus on “bringing people together and fighting bigotry, racism and hate.” Cannon has also engaged in dialogue with Rabbi Abraham Cooper and Rabbi Noam E. Marans. Chris McCarthy, president of entertainment and youth brands at ViacomCBS, complimented Cannon for trying to make amends and gain a better understanding of why his remarks were offensive.\When talking about the Viacom’s ability to connect storytelling and important social issues, McCarthy added:
“I am hopeful we find a way to bring these two things together and hopefully we will have the opportunity to do that with Nick again.”