But Cannon did not directly disavow the antisemitic rhetoric of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
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Cannon was responding to the release late last month of his interview with Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, who performed with the rap group Public Enemy, But did not apologize for its content.
This form of American antisemitism is more mainstream today.
The actor and TV host also said that “it’s never hate speech, you can’t be antisemitic when we are the semitic people. When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright.”