Yesha Callahan

Nick Cannon Turns “White” To Promote New Album

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Nick Cannon is going all out when it comes to promoting his new album, White People Party Music. But his recent Instagram post of him as his white alter-ego “Connor Smallnut” has a few fans calling foul.

On his photo he 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!!

Needless to say, some people weren’t too amused with his antics:

But when people paint themselves black it’s racist…

Hayden pantera (spelled wrong) painted her face black for halloween and had to issue a public apology ..but this is ok?

The hashtags are so fucking racist. Wow. Unfollow.#peaceoutnickcannon#youreprettymuchalreadywhitewithoutpaintingyourskinbro#yourwifeisold

Ignorant @nickcannon

I love nick but let a white person (Julianne hough) dress like a black woman and she is ripped a new one. #truth #justsaying #mockeryismockery#doasisaynotasidomentality

 

If publicity is what Cannon was going after, he definitely is getting his fair share.

 

Clutchettes, would you consider Cannon’s “whiteface” racist?

  1. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    lol @ white people being offended by this. Please tell us more about “reverse racism” and other fairytales.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @Whitney's Receipts

      one thing i hate is hypocrisy. You cant have it both ways . you cant have its ok for us to do it because (fill in the blank) but its not ok when they do it that automatically they did it because they are racist. thats BS.

      here is one thing about when you play the political correctness games. the rules apply to everybody

      • March 24, 2014 - Reply

        @stef

        It’s not BS, it’s living in a white dominated society. Stop with the false equivalency. “whiteface” and blackface are not equal. Blackface/black stereotypes have centuries of dehumanization behind them. White face/white stereotypes do not. Black people literally get killed because of stereotypes. White people get their feelings hurt. Political correctness games? Let’s not.

      • March 24, 2014 - Reply

        @stef

        Stef, if you look at Black face and it’s intent and you look at this parody, they are two different things. That’s why Black face is so offensive.

        It’s not about “having it both ways.” I get so sick of Black folks up in arms over White folks and their faux outrage. They certainly don’t give a rat’s behind when we are offended.

        They don’t need our sympathy, especially for something as benign as this.

        I’ll leave the outrage to you and others on here *rolling eyes*

  2. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Well…
    You know what?
    I’m just going to…Yeah.

  3. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Whoa…uh…I even think the #dogkissing is a bit far. Admittedly we all know a few stereotypes that actually happen, but some things we should really keep to ourselves. I cringe to think of how I would feel if a white celebrity whom I mildly cared for attempted this type of thing. Imagine idk Miley Cyrus saying: I’m officially a black woman #weaves #2babydaddies #diseased #badcredit smh Nick should know better.

  4. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    …It’s really bizarre. I dont understand what he was trying to do.

  5. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Not funny but that’s what I expect from Nick Cannon. I wouldn’t find this funny coming from someone white. I don’t see why it’s OK yet other way around.

  6. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Sooooo, no other race kisses their dog, drinks beer, has good credit, shops at the farmers market, fist pump, nor eat cream cheese? Nick Cannon you can sit your ass down and continue to be that “whack ass rapper ” Charlamagne the God continues to call your crazy ass. Boy, bye.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @African Woman

      Dude has been working on Nicklelodeon too long. I don’t see how anyone last fourteen thinks that is funny.

  7. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    I have no problem with it as long as it’s done with the proper intent, which is to imitate and entertain. By the same token, I had no problem with it when Ted Danson wore blackface makeup at the Friar’s Roast honoring Whoopie Goldberg, Ted’s woman at the time. Whoopie said she was fine with it because she suggested it. If it isn’t the KKK or the Aryan Nation, then who cares? Like I said, it’s the intent. You can flip off a best friend. It doesn’t mean he hates you. Even the word “FUCK” has multiple meanings, depending how you use it. Check out this 2 minute video about the word, FUCK. You just might come away laughing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTfoOqnM-1Y

  8. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    I understand the satire. Is it funny? No. But rarely is anything funny with Nick Cannon. I think he is the wrong person to do this type of satire for an upcoming album. First of all he’s whack. Nothing good has come from Nick Cannon except Wild Out and it wasn’t b/c he was funny, it was some of the other comedians. Second, Nick Cannon is whack as far as any types of skills in rapping. Third, more recently these days he’s known as Mariah Carey’s flunkie husband rather than an artist to himself. And I could go on, but I’ll stop there. Doing a satirical album depicting the whole “white kids pressed to get into hip hop culture” thing is not really what a Nick Cannon should be trying to tackle. I don’t even think it requires a whole album (complete with a white-face alter ego). I really don’t know who could take this “issue” on as far as satire goes, but definitely not him.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @Treece

      Hi Treece!

      Who would you cast in a role like that? I’m thinking Jimmie Walker, Dhani Boy or Michael Ealy could probably do it. Well, Jimmie might be too old for that role.

  9. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Besides, knowing Nick Cannon’s general attitude, I wouldn’t worry about it at all. He is about as racist as Dr. Martin L. King. Speaking of King, isn’t it time we put him on some dollar note. How ’bout the $10 dollar bill. Alexander Hamilton’s ridin’ that baby so, no big loss there. MLK’s image could even be put on a big silver dollar coin like President Eisenhower. That puppy was huge, but everyone loved it, epecially compared to the tiny dollar coins of today. Which reminds me, when I was living in the South Pacific islands, there was one island nation that used stone coins almost as large as the front door on their huts. Admittedly that’s a bit OTT, but I found it kinda’a cool.

    ☮ y’all!

    Night-train Kane @ your service, ladies!

  10. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    I wouldn’t say it’s racist but it is certainly offensive and stereotypical. The hashtags rely on silly old lazy stereotypes and the name, “smallnuts” attempt to perpetuate the black men have the biggest and best D!cks while the poor white man is stuck with his little weiner. It’s stupid and shows just how terrible of a comedian he actually is.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @Deana

      “The poor White man” Deana? SMH. Oh, the “poor White man” who perpetuates stereotypes is now the “victim” of one and everyone is up in arms because the “poor White man” doesn’t service such attacks.

      It’s called “payback is a mother…” He’s getting back when he’s dished out for centuries.

      I DO NOT feel sorry for them.

      • March 24, 2014 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        Some people simply don’t get it. You, are one of those people. If black people want to “payback” white people, which is itself a silly idea, they can do so by living well and creating happy and healthy communities. This BS that Cannon is doing is simply making him look lame, pitiful, and annoying. You see it all the time. Black people clinging to stupid as hell superficial things to say “see, white people aren’t as good at us”. Dumb mess like how white people can’t dance or this silly BS about penis size. WHO CARES!! When it comes to economic security, and power we are still LOSING. So if this is your idea of payback you can keep it. I will focus on bettering myself and creating a happy and healthy family.

        • March 24, 2014 - Reply

          @Deana

          Because you buy into the stereotype of who black people are. I was born great, I was born better. I do not have to “better myself” to prove anything to anyone.

          All of us are not losing. Many of us are doing just fine and I am not talking about celebrities. It is the constant silliness of white people that make our lives challenging.. Their obsession with black people and black culture.

          He is taking white people’s insecurities and throwing them back in their face. Now whether he is funny or not is another issue, but it really is not worth all of this angst.

          White people can look after their own feelings.

          • March 24, 2014 - Reply

            @RJ

            I am doing great as well but if you read my post I talk about community while you are talking about yourself as an individual. If you want to stick your head in the sand and focus on how well you are doing and ignore all those that aren’t that is your business. My point is simple and I stand by it. If black people want to “payback” white people live well and create happy and healthy communities. If you want to sit around throwing their insecurities in their face have at it.

            • March 24, 2014 - Reply

              @Deana

              The problems that plague our communities have their roots in the policies and belief of white people who hold stereotypes about black people.

              You are making quite a leap to say that my response is burying my head in the sand. I am just pointing out that you are giving white people’s impression of black people way to much power.

              Our struggles are too complex to speak about doing better. There are many people who are fighting to “Do better” and bigotry and racist ways are stopping them. Our schools are not given the right resources, our neighborhoods are not fairly policed. So you really need to think deeper.

              I come from a middle class background and I do not have the struggle that many of our people do. But, I do know that this is not a case of all of our people CHOOSING not to do well. That is “white speak” and I am smart enough not to fall for it…no matter how far removed I am from that reality.

          • March 24, 2014 - Reply

            @RJ

            My thoughts exactly, RJ

      • March 24, 2014 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        People like you are very bitter and immature in the first place. What”payback”? Who are you referring to as “the white man”?

        1. There are millions of white people in this Nation
        2. Plus White people today do not own slaves nor are they all responsible for your personal and racial downfalls.
        3. Majority of whites do not even have slave owners as ancestors.
        4. What payback do you need?

        What positivity do you see from black people doing white face?

        You want to fight immaturity with immaturity?

        You treat white people as this one single body who do not like you and are 100% directly responsible for slavery and the struggle for black civil rights.

        Afrocentric radicals like you are also part of the problem

        Your “us” vs. “them” mentality is appalling.

  11. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    This is just…lame.

    The name of the “album”, this stunt…it all reeks of him being incredibly THIRSTY.

    Start a charity, coach a kid’s team, start a summer camp, open a food bank,…do SOMETHING Nick…other than embarrass yourself.

    This is not a good look, and most of us would have our pitchforks sharpened and petitions ready if a white actor had the nerve to try this mess.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @Aria08

      The only reason we’d have our “pitchforks sharpened” is because they’ve been doing the same thing for centuries, and still continue to do so whether we like it or not.

      I guess I’m one of the few who isn’t offended nor upset by what Nick did (and I’m not even a fan of his).

      There’s a difference between “Black face” and its history and this lame stunt Nick pulled.

      • March 24, 2014 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        I understand the reason perfectly, and made a statement of fact, not one of judgement.

        I am also one of the few not offended, I don’t personally give a rats behind if he paints his face blue with magenta highlights…I am just saying that DESPITE the history (that I am fully aware of), lets not do the same thing SOME of us complain about others doing to us…whether it is historically equative or not.

        If you disagree, you have that right and more power to ya.

        • March 24, 2014 - Reply

          @Aria08

          Aria, there is no comparison because he isn’t doing the same things that’s been done to us. He’s playing a role. That’s what actors do. Eddie did it, the Wayan’s did it, and so many others did it, so I don’t get what you are talking about.

          The reason people complain is because the Black face is a racial stereotype. Nick’s was not, so again, I don’t get it. Apples and oranges.

          It’s cool that we disagree and I respect that.

          • March 25, 2014 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            Noir,

            I can certainly see if I can help you get it. What I am saying is this…I COMPLETELY understand the history of Blackface (my minor was Africana Studies…so I get it)…I am speaking LITERALLY.

            Meaning a person painting their face Black and a person painting their face white is the EXACT SAME LITERAL ACTION , the color of the paint is just different. Yes, I GET that one has vast negative historical implications that the other does not. I GET that he is playing a character like Eddie or the Waynes Bros…I am saying that the act IS THE SAME. If you paint your face yellow and paint mine red…we BOTH HAVE PAINTED OUR FACES! That is the “same thing” I was referring to….and NOT the reason WHY (one to play a character..the other to mock and offend), which is what YOU seem to be referring to.

            While Blackface is racial stereotype…you and others have admitted in this very thread that not ALL Blackface is meant to mock or offend…but people still complain about THAT PARTICULAR Blackface just as they would an Amos and Andy sketch. So just as the dude in Tropical Thunder who did the Blackface got a bit of flak, it was NOT seen as offensive…it is the SAME THING (playing a character) that Nick is doing here. So there IS a comparison,IMO.

            As I stated, it was statement of FACT (folks would be upset if a White actor did it)not of judgement (the very good reasons WHY they would be offended if a White actor did it).

            • March 25, 2014 - Reply

              @Aria08

              Aria, I get that. Yes, painting our faces is the same, but I’m talking about the intent. You don’t seem to comprehend that. You say you do, but you keep going back to this other stuff.

              Let’s just agree to disagree, shall we?

              • March 25, 2014 - Reply

                @Noirluv45

                Noir, yes we can agree to disagree, but this part of my previous post:

                “.and NOT the reason WHY (one to play a character..the other to mock and offend), which is what YOU seem to be referring to.”

                …very clearly spells out that I DO “comprehend that”…I KEPT SAYING I was not referring to the WHY (or the INTENT) but the action. So yes, “I say” I do and I actually….DO.

                Have a good one.

  12. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Dude is so damn corny. He was white long before the whiteface.

  13. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Only one person in the Cannon household is a music legend and it is not Nick.

    His makeup & marketing plan for this project are out of line.

  14. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    i would say something in their defense but all the negative stuff i see them re-tweeting from colorstruck self-hating negroes *eyerolls*

  15. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    This is a publicity stunt, and Nick’s antics are in poor taste. It’s sad, because until now Nick was a very good business man in his own right.

    Africans and African Americans should not do “white” face, just as Caucasian, Asian, and Native Americans should not do “black” face.

    The blogs should have ignored whatever email they received about this. We are going to have to start ignoring some of this foolishness.

  16. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Uh-oh, how does it feel white ppl, is it just fun and games now? Is he just exercising his rights as a citizens in a free country (freedom of speech!!)? It’s about time they get a taste of their own medicine, smh

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @chnyere

      My thoughts, EXACTLY!

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @chnyere

      Chnyere, why does it have to be “us and them”? Sure there are some nasty, crude white ppl, but I’ve never been accused of that. I spend a great deal of time with black, white, Samoan, Tongans, Fijians, Tahitians and Maori people. To my way of thinking, we are all humans. Nothing else matters. Peace out, doll………..

      Nightrain

      • March 24, 2014 - Reply

        @I HAVE A DREAM

        I understand what you are saying but my comment is still justified. I don’t like to cause division but sometimes it is what it is.

  17. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    LOL!!! Black folks can be so dramatic. Many defended Pharrell for his obvious intra-racial racism, yet practically have orgasms over this corny stunt.

    Seriously???

  18. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    For those upset over this, were you equally upset with Eddie Murphy’s portrayal of an old Jewish man in “Coming to America?”

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      Mr. Murphy did a great job! I almost didn’t recognize him. He had the voice down bigtime!

      Cheers,

      me

      • March 24, 2014 - Reply

        @I HAVE A DREAM

        He sure did! When I saw the movie, and people realized that the Jewish man was EM, everyone roared. They couldn’t believe it.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      NO, and we didn’t give a rat’s a$$ or witches titty about Robert Downey Jr. portraying a Black Man in Tropic Thunder. Or the dude from Soul Man, or the dude from Black Like Me.

      We know the Got D@mn difference.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      Or when Eddie went undercover as a White person on SNL back in the early 80s.

  19. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Many people do not understand what racism actually is. It’s more than an exchange of insults.

  20. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Lol who cares. White people want to cry reverse racism but the worse sterotypes they have are stupid things like Starbucks or whatever

    They don’t even care about the serious stereotypes like destroying everything, they’ll survive from this Nick Cannon “tragedy”

    Its not like its a historical practice used to degrade them like idk blackface!

  21. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Funny and no this isn’t racist.

  22. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Why do some people care what an entertainer even if it’s in good taste? There are too many major problems in America like the economy tanking and the fact that we can’t get out of war and the fact that America is still supporting Israel, regardless of the fact that they are practicing apartheid against the Palestinians.Nick can dress as any race he prefers, just as Ted Danson did many years ago when he was Whoopie’s man.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @I HAVE A DREAM

      That’s easy for you to say…. we are playing cards with different decks…

  23. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Nick Cannon is smarter than people give him credit for. If you look at it on surface, it is silly, but there is more to this “performance art” than meets the eye.

    Hit dogs are starting to holler!

  24. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Two thoughts come to my mind: first, the man has been on Nicklelodeon so long that he no longer understands adult humor; second, Cannon, needs to focus on his successful production work, and forget performing. I know his attempts at standup are sad.

  25. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    This is just straight up foolishness. It’s just dumb.

  26. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    HILARIOUS hashtags! The cream cheese and farmers market had me dying!

    Offensive?? Not at all! He’s poking harmless fun at some common stereotypes of white people. You are only offended if you’re white trailer trash that’s been brainwashed by Faux News to think your country is being taken away from you by minorities and that reverse racism is more rampant than racism toward black people (no offense to all the other white trailer trash).

    Still not ok to do black face. If you don’t understand, read up on minstrel shows. If you still don’t understand, watch Bamboozled. If you still don’t understand, smack yourself and be ashamed of the pathetic human being you are.

    Adieu

    -white guy who went to a black school

  27. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    I think it was corny but I get with Noriluves is saying. I have seen black people on the internet go up and above when white people are offended to check black people and say why things are hypocritical. However, white people don’t do the same thing. I have said it many times before you go on a comment section someone black say something prejudice twenty black people will check him/her. You got a white person on a mainstream blog that says something racist. You got many one or two that will check him/her and sometimes they will change they mind when the heat gets to hot. I am not going to be highly upset at Nick’s corny idea.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @geenababe

      Thank you, Geenababe, for getting it! 🙂

      Amen to all you said!

  28. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    I’m not offended but I can see how other (white) people would be superficially hurt and offended.

    I superficially because I would easily bet that most of the people who are offended by this are not so upset that it will cause them to lose sleep, bottle up emotions just for the sake of not seeming “militant: or one of “those white people” who always play the famed race card.

    These stereotypes are not going to hurt their chances of landed a job or change how they’re seen by their non-white peers. This type of humor is kind of cheap in my opinion.

    • March 24, 2014 - Reply

      @Primmest Plum

      Great post!

  29. March 25, 2014 - Reply

    No1curr. White college kids every year dress up in blackface and have hos and pimps parties and when black folks complain, white folks say “Oh it was just in fun.”

    Oh, well this is just in fun.

  30. March 26, 2014 - Reply

    How not-funny.

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