“Fox TV’s Black-oriented streaming service, Fox Soul, abruptly canceled a Fourth of July program featuring Minister Louis Farrakhan on Monday after the Anti-Defamation League’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and CNN anchor Jake Tapper, among other critics, slammed plans for a live broadcast of Farrakhan’s speech titled ‘Message to America.’
‘Louis Farrakhan, a notorious #antisemite & #homophobe, inexplicably continues to get airtime,’ Greenblatt tweeted over a promotional Fox Soul graphic touting the Farrakhan broadcast scheduled for this Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.
Tapper, meanwhile, tweeted, “Farrakhan is a vile anti-LGBTQ anti-Semitic misogynist. Why is a Fox channel airing his propaganda?”
Tapper’s comment drew a quick response from famed rapper, actor, and filmmaker Ice Cube, otherwise known as O’Shea Jackson—an apparent Farrakhan fan with his own voluminous record of anti-Semitic comments and hateful social media behavior.
‘Watch your mouth Jake,’ the 51-year-old Jackson tweeted at Tapper.
As outrage mounted, Fox Soul’s head of programming, James DuBose, dropped the Farrakhan speech and instead made plans to air a compilation of inspirational speeches about racial relations from ‘the greatest Black leaders and thinkers,’ according to a release posted on Twitter.”