Nick Cannon & Rabbi Abraham Cooper Discuss His Anti-Semitic Comments
Not long after he made anti-Semitic statements on his podcast, Nick Cannon sat down with Rabbi Abraham Cooper.
“I made a lot of people mad,” he told the Rabbi on the latest episode of Cannon’s Class. “[I made] your community mad. I made my community mad by apologizing.”
Abraham reiterated that the Jewish community appreciated Nick’s apology, but there was more work to be done.
“The core question for everybody in my community is, ‘Is he sincere, is this real?’” the Rabbi explained.
“Do you feel I’m sincere?” Nick retorted, to which the Rabbi replied, “At this point, yes.”
Of course, Nick received backlash during an episode with Public Enemy figure Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin during which he referenced conspiracy theories about Jewish people, including “the Rothschilds, centralized banking” and “the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America.”
“I believe hate is a energy, and it’s very contagious,” Nick told Abraham. “I don’t have a hatred towards any groups of people, but specifically, Jewish people because I felt [that] there’s such a connection.”
He added, “You know what that common hate for the Black community comes from and the Jewish community …. white supremacy. The idea of eugenics is still placed on us today, in America, and that Hitler adopted … which caused the Holocaust.”
“That’s correct,” the Rabbi said. “[It] came from America. Now it’s being used by the communist party in China, against Muslims.”
Wow. This is such an illuminating conversation. Thanks for having it, Nick. We’re all listening.