US TV host fired by MTV owner in anti-Semitism row

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Nick Cannon has been fired from his MTV show Wild ‘N Out and other work for the channel’s parent company, which said he had promoted anti-Semitic comments.

ViacomCBS said a recent episode of his podcast Cannon’s Class “promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories”.

In response, he said he does “not condone hate speech”, and hit out at an “oppressive and racist infrastructure”.

The star also presents The Masked Singer, which is made by Fox.

He created Wild ‘N Out, an improv series that has had 15 series, but which will now come to an end.

He has also hosted a string of shows for the ViacomCBS-owned Nickelodeon channel over more than 20 years, and was named chairman of spin-off TeenNick in 2009.

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