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Fifty Shades Of…Face?

Mariah Carey’s hubby, Nick Cannon is currently in a lot of hot water for a photo he put up on his Instagram…

It’s him with a white face, as in, a white person. In case you didn’t know, Nick Cannon is not white. He put the photo up in promotion of his new album, with this caption: “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!!”

So, it’s pretty clear to me that he is making fun of white people outright. Not cool. Hey, remember when Julianne Hough dressed up as her favorite character from the show ‘Orange Is The New Black’ for Halloween, and since the character is played by a black woman, she painted her face black, and she caught A TON of heat for that! People were SO angry at her! Why is this not the same thing? She wasn’t even making fun of anyone, she was simply showing love for a character and TV show that she obviously liked very much.

I can’t say that I’m completely offended, put off, yes, offended no. However, I don’t like the double standard here. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander. The standard has obviously been set with the whole Julianne Hough incident. So if a white person can’t wear a black face, why is it ok for a black person to not only wear a white face, but also completely and obviously mock white people?

Nick Cannon AKA Connor Smallnut (the alter ego he gave himself) also took to promoting himself in the same fashion on Twitter. Here’s an example:


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