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Is Nick Cannon’s ‘Whiteface’ Stunt Offensive or Is He Trolling Us?



We have a new King of the Trolls, you guys.

Rapper, comedian and TV host Nick Cannon has had a busy year preparing the release of a new album, hopscotching on an international DJ tour and promoting his Macy’s tie line.

Before Monday, the 33-year-old and the world were on decent terms, going about their lives with nothing amiss. Then, the following happened, unofficially marking his coronation day:

His new name: Connor Smallnut. 
Maybe you’ve met him. Maybe you are him. And maybe that’s why you, like many others, are pissed off, bro

You’ve heard of blackface, the name for when someone (particularly an actor) with light skin uses dark makeup to portray a black person. Think Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, a 2008 film that earned him an Oscar nomination for playing a white character who has his skin color surgically darkened to take on the role of an African-American character Read more…

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