Nick Cannon Fired From ‘Wild ‘n Out’ Host Job for Speech Some Say is Hateful

July 16, 2020

ViacomCBS has severed its business ties with television host Nick Cannon, citing "hateful speech" made by the entertainer during a podcast. He has hosted the sketch comedy and improvisation game show "Wild ‘n Out" on MTV and VH1 since 2005. The termination followed remarks made by Cannon in a podcast discussion with Richard “Professor Griff” Griffith, a former member of Public Enemy, released on June 30. The star took to social media Wednesday to apologize, and to criticize his firing.

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