Nick Cannon trolls the Internet with new whiteface character, Connor Smallnut

The "America's Got Talent" host is promoting his upcoming record, "White People Party Music"

By Prachi Gupta
March 25, 2014 2:02AM (UTC)
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Nick Cannon, host of “America's Got Talent” and husband of pop princess Mariah Carey, has been busy trolling the Internet in whiteface in an effort to promote his upcoming music record, "White People Party Music."

Here is Cannon in whiteface:

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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!!"

His character's name is, uh, Connor Smallnut:

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It's not clear what Cannon is trying to do, exactly, aside from making a tasteless joke that has a lot of people scratching their heads. Is he trying to make fun of people who think blackface is OK? Does he think white people are fun to laugh at? Is he attempting to reappropriate blackface?


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Whatever it is that Cannon is attempting to do in the name of #comedy and #publicity, he is clearly very proud of it:

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Prachi Gupta

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