Nick Cannon drops cryptic and concerning late-night messages after tumultuous week of backlash

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Actor and television host Nick Cannon raised eyebrows on social media with posts that had some worried about his well-being.

The host of “The Masked Singer” took to Twitter and Instagram following backlash from the black community in the wake of his firing by ViacomCBS over “anti-Semitic” remarks. Social media users appeared concerned after Cannon’s remarks which he shared using “heaven” as a location.

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“I hurt an entire community and it pained me to my core, I thought it couldn’t get any worse,” Cannon wrote on Instagram in the early hours of Friday morning.

“Then I watched my own community turn on me and call me a sell-out for apologizing,” he added. “Goodnight. Enjoy Earth.”

 

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Cannon used the same message on Twitter where he added another tweet saying, “Y’all can have this planet. I’m out!”

The former “America’s Got Talent” host became the center of controversy after ViacomCBS severed ties with him over “anti-Semitic” comments he made on a podcast. In a June 30 episode of “Cannon’s Class,” the 39-year-old actor went on an anti-semitic rant, saying “white people” and Jews are “the true savages.”

Though Cannon issued his “deepest and most sincere apologies” on social media, on Wednesday he slammed the media giant and called for an end to “the hate and back door bullying.”

In a lengthy Facebook post, Cannon condemned ViacomCBS for being “on the wrong side of history” and demanded an apology as well as “full ownership” of his MTV show “Wild ‘N Out.”

But it was Cannon’s initial remarks after being fired that landed him in deeper heat with some who didn’t think he needed to apologize.

“First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin. They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from,” he wrote.

On Thursday, Cannon announced that he would be taking a break from the Los Angeles-based radio show “Nick Cannon Mornings” for more “reflection and education.”

Cannon’s cryptic messages early Friday seemed a resignation of sorts after his fiery Facebook post slamming ViacomCBS and sparked many concerned reactions from Twitter users.

 

 

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