Last Updated on July 15, 2020
Former America’s Got Talent host and current The Masked Singer host Nick Cannon made a series of racist, anti-white comments during an episode of his podcast, claiming white people are subhuman and “savages.”
Cannon spoke with rapper Professor Griff on the June 30 episode of his podcast, “Cannon’s Class,” when he made the inflammatory remarks at a time when race relations are strained throughout the country.
In a tweet from Babylon Bee founder, Adam Ford, a clip from the controversial podcast segment is posted where the host refers to white people as “closer to animals,” “the true savages,” and finishes his lengthy monologue by claiming they are “evil” due to lack of melanin.
In the video, Cannon went onto say, “They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive. So these people who didn’t have what we have, and when I say ‘we,’ I speak of the melinated people, they had to be savages, 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 closer to animals, they’re the ones that are actually the true savages.”
Nick Cannon says white people are "a little less," "closer to animals," "the true savages," "acting out of a deficiency so the only way they can act is evil." When does he get canceled? pic.twitter.com/vK3TBDW9i8
— Adam Ford (@Adam4d) July 14, 2020
Cannon also went on a lengthy speech concerning the increasingly popular melanin theory in some circles.
Via The Daily Caller:
“When you have a person who has the lack of pigment, 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,” Cannon said.
“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, 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,” he added.
“When they were sent to the Mountains of Caucasus, they didn’t have the power of the sun. The sun started to deteriorate them. So, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of deficiency, so therefore the only way they can act is evil,” Cannon continued.
The celebrity continued to offer his anthropological theories, condemning white people for past historical events that are now part of the increasingly common political promise of economic reparations for slavery.
Black Lives Matter has had its movement’s name tarnished by other vitriolic anti-white remarks. The Toronto Chapter co-founder sparked a firestorm over comments from a post in 2015 referring to white people as “genetic defects.”
Via National File:
“Whiteness is not humxness,” the statement begins. “infact, white skin is sub-humxn.” The post goes on to present a genetics-based argument centred on melanin and enzyme.
“White ppl are recessive genetic defects. this is factual,” the post reads towards the end. “white ppl need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves. black ppl simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to.”
In 2016, she wrote a now-deleted anti-white tweet that sparked a social media firestorm. She wrote: “Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today.”
Another controversial take, also from 2015, saw the movement’s co-founder Patrisse Cullors admit that many of the group’s leaders were “trained Marxists”–exposing BLM’s political bent.
This article has been updated to reflect that Cannon no longer hosts America’s Got Talent. Cannon hosted the program for 7 years from 2009-2016, and left before the 2017 season.