NYDailyNews: Nick Cannon appears to have taken the title of his new album a little too seriously.
The “America’s Got Talent” host is catching serious online heat after he “whited up” to promote the forthcoming release of “White People Party Music.”
Mr. Mariah Carey has been labelled “racist,” “ignorant” and “hypocritical” for the stunt – which also saw him show off his bizarre new “Connor Smallnut” persona in a series of videos.
Cannon, 33, sent social media sites into meltdown after sharing an Instagram snap of himself Sunday.
“It’s official… I’m White!!! #WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC #Wppm in stores April 1st!!!!!!Dude Go Get It!!!Join The Party!!!!” he wrote alongside the image.
His character, who looks like a skater kid, wore a beanie, wig and false teeth – with a white T-shirt and 80s style jeans completing the trying-to-be satirical outfit.
With some fans criticizing him for the post, Cannon tweeted back: “”Duuuude everybody Chil-lax!!!!” ~ Connor Smallnut’.”
He then added: “It’s funny how people take themselves so seriously. People love drama! We feed off of it. Just relax and have fun!!”
To further illustrate his point, he then referred to Robert Downey Jr – who donned blackface to play Kirk Lazarus in comedy war film Tropic Thunder.
“Shout out to @RobertDowneyJr This is one of my favorite characters of all time! Hilarious!!! There is a big difference between Humor and Hatred,” he added.
Can you imagine the outcry if a white musician created an album called “Black People Party Music” and dressed up in black makeup to promote it? You’d hear raaaaaaacist about it to no end.