Being a celebrity comes with responsibilities; they are a role model to kids and even some adults. So it is very important for them to watch what they say and do because, in today’s society, you can be “canceled” just as quickly as you became famous. “Cancel Culture,” which is primarily made up of people on the internet, often disapproves of controversial topics, they bash and leave hate comments on celebrities’ social media pages as well as demand consequences for any misstep. Almost every celebrity goes through this at some point, whether it is something they recently said or maybe something they tweeted five years ago.
The most recent celebrity to face this heat from “Cancel Culture” is Nick Cannon, an actor and producer who became famous after his starring role in the 2002 movie “Drumline.” Back in June 2020, Cannon made some anti-semitic comments on his podcast. Now, obviously, this is a sensitive topic and any type of comment that is viewed as hateful can be taken as insensitive and uneducated to the public eye. After his comments broke out on social media and other news sites, he received some backlash and other consequences such as losing fans, hate comments, death threats, and was even fired from ViacomCBS which is the network that airs his hit show “Wild ‘N Out.” According to Variety.com, shortly after being fired, Cannon demanded an apology from ViacomCBS, as well as the rights to his show. He later issued an apology to the Jewish community. Due to his apology, Fox Network decided to stand by Cannon who is the executive producer of “The Masked Singer.” According to Variety.com, Fox said that Cannon is “clear and remorseful that his words were wrong…”, so he was able to stay in his role on “The Masked Singer.”
In the recent months after being fired, Cannon decided to work with Jewish community organizers to further educate himself on the situation. As a result of him taking this initiative, it was reported from Variety.com that ViacomCBS had re-established its working relationship with Cannon. A spokesperson came out and said, “Nick has not only apologized and taken responsibility for his comments, but he has also worked to educate himself and others through engagement with Jewish leaders and on his platform.” Many fans are excited for “Wild N’ Out” to resume with Cannon still being the host for the foreseeable future. As of now, old episodes of “Wild N’ Out” are set to air again on VH1.