AceShowbiz - Nick Cannon has apologized for his controversial remarks he made in an episode of "Cannon's Class" about "barbaric" and "savage" white people. Taking to his Twitter account on Wednesday, July 15, Nick extended his "deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin."
"They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naive place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed," he went on saying. "While the Jewish experience encompasses more than 5,000 years and there is so much I have yet to learn, I have had at least a minor history lesson over the past few days and to say that it is eye-opening would be a vast understatement."
In another tweet, "The Masked Singer" host added that he wanted "to express my gratitude to the Rabbis, community leaders and institutions who reached out to me to help enlighten me, instead of chastising me."
Concluding his series of tweets, the ex-husband of Mariah Carey assured his "Jewish friends, new and old, that this is only the beginning of my education." Nick, who was fired from comedy series "Wild 'n Out" by ViacomCBS due to the controversy, added that he's "committed to deeper connections, more profound learning and strengthening the bond between our two cultures today and every day going forward."
He then explained in a separate tweet, "On my podcast I used words & referenced literature I assumed to be factual to uplift my community instead turned out to be hateful propaganda and stereotypical rhetoric that pained another community For this I am deeply sorry but now together we can write a new chapter of healing."
In related news, "The Masked Singer" released a statement on Wednesday that it will continue to hold his post as host of the FOX show. "When we were made aware of Nick Cannon's interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick," the statement read. "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," the statement continued. "FOX condemns all forms of hate directed toward any community and we will combat bigotry of any kind."