Nick Cannon Sparks Controversy By Wearing Whiteface to Promote New Album [PHOTOS]
Cannon posted photos on his Instagram, posing as a character named Connor Smallnut. He is transformed to look like a nerdy white guy.
Shocked fans and the media began to comment and Cannon asked the critics and haters to realize he was not trying to make a broad political statement.
Cannon pointed to a photo of Robert Downey Jr.’s method acting practicing character donning blackface for a role in ‘Tropic Thunder’ and wrote, “There is a big difference between humor and hatred.”
Despite making that delineation, Cannon is being accused of facilitating stereotypes, as criticism of his actions have filled the comments sections of his social social media postings. One only need look at his Instagram page for the outrage and arguments these images have caused.
In his first photo, Cannon posted: “It’s official… I’m White!!! #WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC#Wppm in stores April 1st!!!!!!Dude Go Get It!!!Join Th Party!!!! #GoodCredit #DogKissing #BeerPong#FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating#RacialDraft “Bro I got drafted!!”
Below is his tweet and the photos of his Connor Smallnuts character.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) March 24, 2014