WATCH: Nick Cannon Criticized for Saying White People and Jews Are ‘Closer to Animals’ and ‘the True Savages’ During Podcast

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Nick Cannon has shared his thoughts on White people and the Jewish community, and their relationship to the Black and Brown community in a recent episode of his podcast.

Cannon was joined by rapper Professor Griff, who was once a part of Public Enemy, on the June 30 episode of his Cannon’s Class podcast. The two men discussed a number of topics, but on Tuesday (July 14), Nick was trending on Twitter after a clip about him referring to White and Jewish people as “the true savages” began circulating on social media. The actor-rapper was sharing his thoughts on the power White and Jewish people have and the ways they’ve treated “melanated” people, citing their actions as instinctual because they’re survival tactics.

“Our melanin is so power[ful] and it connects us in a way that the reason why [White people] fear us is because of the lack that they have of it,” he explains. “When you have a person that has the lack of pigment, the lack of melanin, they know that they will be annihilated. So, therefore, however they got the power, they have the lack of compassion. Melanin comes with compassion, melanin comes with soul.”

Nick then expounds on his point. “The people that don’t have [melanin] are a little less…,” Nick continues, noting that he is trying to be cognizant of his wording. “They may not have the compassion when they were sent to the mountains of Caucasus when they didn’t have the power of the Sun. The Sun then started to deteriorate them so then, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of a deficiency. So, therefore, the only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive. So then, these people that didn’t have what we have—and when I say we, I speak of the melanated people—they had to be savages.”

Cannon adds additional context, saying that the environments White and Jewish people originated from also played a role in their behavior. “They had to be barbaric because they’re in these Nordic mountains,” Nick tells. “They’re in these rough torrential environments. So, they’re acting as animals. So, they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They’re the ones that are actually the true savages.”

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SOURCE: XXL Mag, Aleia Woods