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Nick Cannon Sparks Internet Debate with Whiteface Character

Nick Cannon has caused a stir on the Internet with his whiteface character. The entertainer shared photos and videos on his Instagram page of himself in white makeup and wearing a blonde wig. This elicited a tidal wave of heated reactions from fans and critics.

The 33-year-old comedian is in whiteface to promote his new album ‘White People Party Music,’ which hits stores April 1.

In one photo, Cannon wrote, “It’s official… I’m White!!! #WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC #Wppm in stores April 1st!!!!!!Dude Go Get It!!!Join The Party!!!! #GoodCredit #DogKissing #BeerPong #FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating #RacialDraft “Bro I got drafted!!”

He then posted a video introducing his white persona as Connor Smallnut.

There were some who laughed at the joke but there were others who didn’t see the humor in Cannon dressing in whiteface. Several commenters have accused the “America’s Got Talent” host of being racist and hypocritical.

“Man f— Nick Cannon,” wrote one follower. “If ANY white person painted theyre face black and put on a [southern] accent people would s— f—ing bricks. What, just cause hes black pretending to be white its okay. Its still racist as f—.”

Others did see the humor in it and didn’t find it racist at all.

“People can be as butthurt as they want but what you’ve done is f—ing hilarious. Thanks!” tweeted one fan.

In response to him donning whiteface, Cannon said, “There is a big difference between Humor and Hatred.”

On Twitter, he later tweeted:

What do you think of Nick Cannon wearing whiteface? Is it racist or is it humor? Tell us in the comments below.

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