Nick Cannon has been busy promoting his new album, "White People Party Music," which hits stores on April 1st. However, he may have taken his album title a bit too seriously. The rapper shared photos and videos on his Instagram account of himself in whiteface makeup with blond hair, a new wardrobe and a "skater boy" accent. Cannon followed up the photo with a video introducing his Caucasian persona, Connor Smallnut. As you may have guessed, Cannon's costume has caused quite an uproar from both his fans and critics. Commenters on his posts have accused the "America's Got Talent" host of being "racist," "racialist," "ignorant" and "hypocritical." Others have defended his act as "hilarious" and on point. While the vocal majority has labeled Cannon's antics as offensive, Cannon has continued to defend his actions on Twitter.
I don't think that he was being "racist", but I also don't think his joke was funny either. Now if you want to see a funny comedian in whiteface check out this classic Saturday Night Live clip starring Eddie Murphy!