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We’re Supposed to Turn Blind Eye to Farrakhan Supporters in Media

Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show” blasted Nick Cannon and other celebrities who’ve outwardly supported Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan who refers to “Satanic Jews” in speeches and once called German leader Adolf Hitler “a great man.”

Cannon, in a podcast, filmed last year with Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, called blacks the true Hebrews and blamed Jews of essentially taking their identity. He said people who are lighter-skinned are a “little less” and were forced—out of fear—to lash out and become savages.

“It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” Cannon said. “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”

The stunning comments were widely condemned but echoed recent anti-Semitic comments from NFL player DeShawn Jackson. 

In June, Chelsea Handler, a comedian who is Jewish, was forced to apologize after she said she “learned a lot” from a Farrakhan clip, which the New York Post reported was shared by Jennifer AnistonJessica Chastain and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Sexton said Cannon is “actually telling people that because your skin is lighter, you are less valuable, you are worse as a human being.”

Cannon said on Twitter that he has “no hate in my heart nor malice intentions.”

But despite the initial fallout (Viacom CBS said it dropped Cannon), the former Nickelodeon star will issue a half-hearted apology and in a few months be warmly embraced by Hollywood, just like Jimmy KimmelJimmy Fallon and others ensnared in blackface scandals.

“That’s a given in the media,” Sexton said. “The media gives a pass to those who kiss up to Farrakhan. And we’re supposed to just turn a blind eye to this. ‘Oh, you know, there’s nothing really going on there.’”

The trend is not new.

Sexton pointed to the photographer who said he suppressed a photo of President Obama and Farrakhan before the 2008 election dating back to 2005, when Obama was a senator.

“He is much better looking than I am,” Obama reportedly joked during the picture. Sexton called Farrakhan a “vile bigot.”

But Sexton said the left in the country wants there to be a “constant state of warring factions, not just political factions, racial factions, gender factions. This is identity politics. They want to keep us all at each other’s throats all the time.”

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