Nick Cannon’s Caucasian Persona, “Connor Smallnut”, Sparks Internet Debate
Nick Cannon has really been busy promoting his new album, “White People Party Music,” which hits stores on April 1.
However, to some, he may have taken his album title a bit too seriously.
The rapper/actor/television host 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 captioned the first photo with a series of hashtags, joking about stereotypically white interests.
“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 wrote in the caption for the below pic.
Cannon followed up the photo with a video introducing his Caucasian persona, Connor Smallnut.
Beyond his own response, Cannon has been actively replying to and retweeting comments of those questioning the ethics of the Connor Smallnut character. Cannon even went on to dare one fan to try on blackface:
"@jamesjoe: @NickCannon let me relax, have fun, & wear black face. Lets see how everyone reacts" Do it! I dare you.