A Dwyane Wade tweet regarding actor Nick Cannon’s anti-semitic comments has caused a fresh controversy, with Wade explaining his stance.
Tv host and comedian Nick Cannon made some anti-semitic comments on his ‘Cannon’s Class podcast’ on YouTube. The comments were supported by NBA legend Dwyane Wade in a Twitter post but were deleted after backlash over anti-Semitism.
Dwyane Wade tweet for Nick Cannon
The Twitter post said “@NickCannon we are with you. Keep leading!”. The language clearly shows the support that the three-time NBA champion is extending toward Nick Cannon.
Dwayne Wade deleted this tweet saying he was on the side of Nick Cannon’s anti-Semitic comments. pic.twitter.com/PgaEdnZp2L
— John Gage (@johnrobertgage) July 15, 2020
The tweet was picked by fans all around the globe, criticizing the support that Wade is giving to anti-Semitic figure. After the backlash, Wade deleted the post and came up with a clarification on the same.
The 2006 MVP winner said in his clarification that he was only supporting the show, not the specific antisemitic comments that Nick Cannon made on the show.
I want to clarify my now deleted tweet. I was not supporting or condoning what Nick Cannon specifically said, but I had expressed my support of him owning the content and brand he helped create 🙏🏾
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 15, 2020
What did Nick Cannon say in his podcast?
The remarks were made a year ago but the podcast was aired recently and caught the attention for its antisemitic comments made by Cannon. The guest on the podcast was Richard Griffin also known as “Professor Griff” and has a history of being anti-semitic
I am an advocate for people’s voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly. In today’s conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all including myself must continue educating one another &embrace uncomfortable conversations it’s the only way we ALL get better
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020
Griffin claimed that Black people were “true Hebrews” and Cannon agreed with the fact. ViacomCBS, MTV’s parent company fired Nick Cannon after the comments he made on the June 30 episode. In the show, Nick sheds light on the fact that the Jewish community controlled the media and that what Griffin said was right about Jews.
In the podcast, Cannon likened ‘non-melanated’ people as savages(Jews were a part of this group according to him).
“So then these people who didn’t have what we had — and when I say we, I speak of the melanated people — they had to be savages,” Cannon continued. “They had to be barbaric because they’re in these Nordic mountains. They’re in these rough torrential environments. So they’re acting as animals. So they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They’re the ones that are actually the true savages.” Cannon said.
“So I say all that to say the context. And when we speak of whether it’s Jewish people, white people, Europeans, the Illuminati, they were doing that as survival tactics to stay on this planet. We never had to do that.” he concluded.
Dwyane Wade finds himself in the midst of a massive controversy especially with DeSean Jackson recently being called out for Anti-Semitic comments. Do you agree with Wade’s explanation of his tweet?