After refusing to apologize for his anti-Semitic comments on his recent podcast, Nick Cannon is finally apologizing, a day after ViacomCBS cut all ties with the TV host.

Just after ViacomCBS had announced that it was terminating its contract with Cannon as it was “deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism.”

Earlier, Cannon had called ViacomCBS’ decision deceptive, expressing that he was "disappointed that Viacom does not understand or respect the power of the Black community."

But now, in a string of tweets, the comedian has extended his “deepest and most sincere apologies” for his anti-semitic comments

"First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin," Cannon tweeted. "They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed."

"While the Jewish experience encompasses more than 5,000 years and there is so much I have yet to learn, I have had at least a minor history lesson over the past few days and to say that it is eye-opening would be a vast understatement," Cannon continued.

He went on to assure his “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."

As he apologized, Fox, unlike ViacomCBS, has retained Cannon as host of the “Masked Singer”

"When we were made aware of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick," the network said in a statement. "He is clear and remorseful that his words were wrong and lacked both understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hate. This was important for us to observe."

The network explained that as "Nick has sincerely apologized, and quickly taken steps to educate himself and make amends" they have decided that they “will move forward with Nick and help him advance this important conversation, broadly."

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