With the term “Damn Nick” trending on Twitter some people might be wondering why. Well it is to do with statements Nick Cannon made on his radio show. He went a bit of a rant about melanin and how people lacking it lack compassion and are “the real savages”. The backlash from his comments lost him his job on Wild n’ Out. The reactions are mixed on Twitter but what really gets to me is the people supporting him and his comments. I have never been anything but an ally in the fight against racism, I’m a 41 year-old white man but my family is a real American family, a bit of a melting pot basically…To see POC agree with Nick Cannon that basically all white people are evil and less than because of the color of our skin…This whole thing really pisses me off because I don’t have a racist bone in my body and to be grouped in with racist cops and the KKK and all of that just because I’m white is no different than the cops assuming someone is a criminal because they are black…neither is okay and if you agree with his statements you are just as bad as those cops…anyways I’ll get on with the tweets.
Damn, Nick Cannon can say the exact same stuff David Duke says about Jews and large swaths of Black people will defend it because it comes out of the mouth of a black man— Mara (@alerriebucky) July 15, 2020
If we want to end racism we also have to end double standards.
Damn nick smh🤷🏽♀️some white people dont want to hear the truth, instead they want to try and sweep it under the rug like it never happened— kam✨ (@_QueenKam_) July 15, 2020
Really? Explain to me how I’m racist and lack compassion because my ancestors owned slaves…or explain how I’m a savage because I lack Melanin
They called New Orleans natives “savages” during Katrina, but when Nick says it in context correctly, he’s fired lol. Yt people. Damn Nick, but you will prevail.— 💥MsChat💥 (@MsChat81) July 15, 2020
Referring to any group of people as savages based solely on the color of their skin is wrong…two wrongs don’t make a right.
Damn nick, why I gotta be a subhuman soulless savage 😩— Nancy Botwin (@fukk12b) July 15, 2020
Wondering the same thing as I sit here and eat peanut butter cups…savagely of course.
Damn Nick Cannon got fired for being a raging Anti Semite and a whole bunch of racists are making excuses defending his racism— Kyu/Luke👌 #GimmeSentaiAnimeGamesNotPoliticsBS (@CrimFoxTails) July 15, 2020
Agreed, he even went after Jewish people…they’ve dealt with their own atrocities throughout history, maybe leave them out of your racist rants.
Damn Nick Cannon….I was just telling my wife this morning that this is that slippery slope I was talking about. Freedom of speech, but that door gotta swing BOTH ways. In the society we live in now, no one is exempt and you HAVE to be careful with your tongue. Crazy 🤷🏾♂️— Jake Lamont I (@phatdaddy711) July 15, 2020
Yes freedom of speech exists but not freedom of penalties for that speech…
Damn, Nick Cannon got fired within hours for exercising his right to freedom of speech, meanwhile the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor are still free and fully employed.#NickCannon— Jason Jordan (@jasoncomedy1) July 15, 2020
Freedom of speech not freedom of consequences for that speech.
Damn Nick got cut for shit we say everyday,yet Breonna Taylor’s killers still not arrested pic.twitter.com/0i4Wbkkydv— Daja❣️🧚🏿♀️ (@DaeeLovess_Me) July 15, 2020
Sad to think that POC sit around and say this type of stuff all the time…
Doctors literally prescribe vitamin d or sun supplements to combat depression, primarily during winter but damn nick they don’t like harsh truths lol— Melody (@MelloNieves) July 15, 2020
Except calling all white people and Jews isn’t a truth at all…
Damn Nick I swear this covid lockdown has affected people’s minds. How does a smart successful man like Nick Cannon say the most stupid stuff imaginable?— Wobbyro (@wobbyro) July 15, 2020
Agreed very stupid indeed.
Damn Nick pic.twitter.com/7yMmXdSUqw— 👼🏻👼🏻 (@angels_xr) July 15, 2020
Upset to discover today that a lot of POC think all white people are just like Donald Trump…
Damn, Nick Cannon: Isn’t the very definition of racism judging people by the color of their skin–not by the content of their character as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated? Instead you’re spewing this racist bullcrap taught by Farrakhan and his tax-exempt cult of racists… https://t.co/tBC3gFWSkp— Harwell (@AubreyBHarwell) July 15, 2020
Here’s the blatantly racist clip that started it all…
That’s where I’m going to leave things off because the more I read these comments the less faith I have in humanity as a whole.
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