Hollywood, CA — Nick Cannon, who will soon release a new album called “White People Party Music”, recently shared photos of himself in white makeup on his Instagram account. He even posted videos where he again has whiteface makeup and is dressed and talking like a “skater boy”.
The first photo he uploaded was captioned “It’s official… I’m White!” with the hashtag #WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC. In other pictures, he jokingly makes comments like “Bro I got drafted!!” and uses hashtags like #GOODCREDIT.
But the uproar has continued with some of his fans and critics. Some have accused him of being “racist,” “racialist,” “ignorant” and “hypocritical.” But others seem to understand his sense of humor, and have defended him as “just joking around”.
On HuffingtonPost.com, it actually seemed to have sparked some intelligent dialogue:
One user said: “My guess is that blackface is more offensive than whiteface for the same reason that a man who slaps a woman on TV is more offensive than a woman who slaps a man on TV. History.”
Another said: “Oh nonsense. There are deep historical reasons why white people doing burlesque in blackface is extremely offensive. White people are not an historically oppressed minority, which means no one actually cares if a black artist wants to dress in white face.”
Meanwhile, the album “White People Party Music” is still scheduled to be released on April 1. What do you think? Will this publicity stunt work?
For more details about the album, visit his official web site at www.NickCannon.com