Nick Cannon Just Got Impossibly Offensive
Oh, friends, what a great big shame this is: it turns out that Nick Cannon is kind of an offensive, borderline racist douchebag! isn't that fun? Hint: no, it is not fun. It is disappointing and shameful and sad, and man, is it creepy.
Nick posted this photo on Instagram last night, and if you could get past the creepiness, you can see that he's all done up to look white. There's the wig, the makeup, and the horrible, awful choice to "dress up" as someone of a different race ... it's all there! And here's his jovial little message that went along with it:
It's official... I'm White!!! #WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC #Wppm #in stores April 1st!!!!!! Dude Go Get It!!!Join The Party!!!! #DogKissing #BeerPong #FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating #RacialDraft #"Bro I got drafted!!"
Since this is supposed to be for Nick's new album, that "White People Party Music" -- which, by the way, IS NOT A GOOD TITLE -- it looks like this could turn into a regular thing. More proof for this nightmare is in a video that Nick also posted last night:
If Nick can't see why this is not OK, then what a sad, story statement about just everything. Nick can't choose an entire race to mock and impersonate like this, he just can't. It's wrong for him to put on whiteface to do "White People Party Music," just like it would be wrong for some washed up white guy to put on blackface and do "Black People Party Music." It's a terrible, uncomfortable thing, and he really should have known better.