But Cannon did not directly disavow the antisemitic rhetoric of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson slammed Barkley for his remarks, stating "I know what I said, so keep my name out of your mouth. However you feel, I honestly don't give a f**k."
"Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury condemn antisemitism, racism and hate speech," the statement continued. "It runs counter to everything we stand for."
"I have decided to take some time away from my radio show so I can commit myself to deeper, more thorough reflection and education."
"Nick Cannon demonstrated a callous disregard for basic human decency and religious tolerance."
ViacomCBS said in a statement: “We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast ‘Cannon’s Class’ on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread antisemitic conspiracy theories.
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.