Nick Cannon is returning as host of Wild 'N Out after previously being fired from the series.
Nick Cannon, ViacomCBS Re-Team On ‘Wild ‘N Out’ After Host Apologized For Anti-Semitic Remarks
According to Variety, Nick Cannon and ViacomCBS have re-united after the longtime host of Wild ‘N Out was fired last summer for what the company called “hateful speech and…anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” It means the improv competition, which had been renewed at VH1 for three more seasons ahead of Cannon’s controversial comments, will soon jump back into production, ViacomCBS says that Cannon has apologized, taken responsibility for his comments, partnered with Jewish leaders to educate himself and has become an anti-hate advocate.
“Nick has not only apologized and taken responsibility for his comments, but he has also worked to educate himself and others through engagement with Jewish leaders and on his platforms,” said an MTV Entertainment Group spokesperson. “Those efforts are of the utmost importance and that’s why we have invited him to rejoin our team.”
“I want to assure my Jewish friends, new and old, that this is only the beginning of my education—I am committed to deeper connections, more profound learning and strengthening the bond between our two cultures today and every day going forward,” Cannon said in a statement Thursday.