Nick Cannon should be very happy for the past five years. Nick has a successful comedy show, a decent stand-up comedy tour, hosts America’s Got Talent, dated Christina Milian, and after he left her, dated, then married, Mariah Carey. However, Nick’s music career is his biggest fault. Still, Nick wants it to be successful. So what does Nick do? He goes white.
According to MSN News, Nick Cannon a.k.a. Mr. Mariah Carey, is now posing as a man, named Connor Smallnut, for a brand new musical project titled White People Party Music. The photo was first shown on Nick Cannon’s official Instagram. The first post as Conner Smallnut is shown below:
According to Fox News, the photo sparked controversy, mostly because of the hastags Nick included after the post. Right after an all-caps hashtag of his album, Nick included good credit, dog kissing, beer pong, farmer’s market, fist pumping, and cream cheese eating as part of the post. To some extent, these are racially directed towards white people.
Users on Instagram immediately began to comment on Nick’s page, and a lot of them call out racism. One of the users even wrote:
This is so f**king offensive. What if Britney spears made herself black and put a pic up that says “it’s official.. IM BLACK”.
The internet – even during this very “politically correct” time – is, however, more than willing to forget this issue as time goes by. Despite the controversy Nick is creating, this is not the first time something like this happened. The Wayans Brothers went both “white” and “female” in their mediocre movie, White Chicks. Robert Downey Jr. played a white actor who goes black in Tropic Thunder. Even Julianne Hough donned a black face for her costume as an Orange is the New Black character.
Nick Cannon is not taking the backlash seriously though. As expressed through US Magazine, Nick said the following pertaining to his new album:
You go to a party and white people are having more fun than anybody. They know how to have a good time! I could have named the album ‘Purple People Party Music’ and you’d still get the same album, but it was just one of those things. You know, you deal with things like race, and people get uptight, so why not?
[Image via Instagram]