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Charlamagne Tha God said that last year's accusations of antisemitism happened because he was 'culturally clueless to the Jewish culture'

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Charlamagne tha God speaks onstage Beautycon Festival Los Angeles 2019 at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. John Sciulli/Getty Images for Beautycon; Samantha Lee/Insider
  • Radio host and media personality Charlamagne Tha God recently sat down with Insider.

  • He said that last year's accusations of antisemitism were a result of him being "culturally clueless to the Jewish culture."

  • Read the entire profile here.

In a new profile for Insider, radio presenter and media personality Charlamagne Tha God discussed the accusations of antisemitism he faced last year.

In 2020, Nick Cannon was fired from his job as the host of MTV's "Wild 'N Out" for making several antisemitic comments on his podcast "Cannon's Class."

While discussing the incident on "The Breakfast Club," Charlamagne said Cannon's firing showed "what you can do when you have the power. And if there's one thing Jewish people have showed us, it's they have the power."

Charlamagne told Insider that the incident was a result of him being "culturally clueless to the Jewish culture," adding that he didn't know that his comments could be considered an insult.

At the time, he said, he was frustrated that Black people didn't have the collective power to bring criminal charges in three recent police-involved killings, including Breonna Taylor.

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Nick Cannon. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

"Nick said something deemed antisemitic or was antisemitic, and he was out of there," he said. "So for me, it was just like, yo, I want that same type of respect for the Black community. I don't want people to be able to do things to people in our community like kill us and there not be consequences and repercussions for it."

Since then, Cannon has issued an apology and rejoined his sketch comedy series, "Wild 'N Out," USA Today reported.

MTV Entertainment Group said in a statement to USA Today that Cannon had "taken responsibility for his comments" and "worked to educate himself" with the help of Jewish leaders.

Read the rest of the profile here.

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