*If portraying himself in whiteface is what he wanted to draw attention to his new album, White People Party, then Nick Cannon has succeeded.
Since posting pictures of himself on Instagram in whiteface, the “America’s Got Talent” host has brought race back into the national conversation as social media users have weighed in with mixed reactions. Nevertheless, don’t expect for Cannon to issue an apology for his actions like Juliane Hough did after she caught a severe backlash from ’s dressing as Uzo Aduba’s character, Crazy Eyes from “Orange is the New Black” last Halloween.
“Damn I didn’t know it was going to be this hard being White! … I’m exhausted with all this “privilege” LOL #WhitePeopleProblems,” the entertainer tweeted Tuesday. “I’m so happy we are all having this conversation! It’s definitely needed!”
Cannon continued to stand his ground as he invited those who are offended by his actions to “bring it on.”
“I think there should be a White People Party march on Washington. Everybody who is offended by the title should march, uncoordinatedly,” he jokingly told HipHollywood. “It’s one of those things where I don’t take myself seriously and this is just another thing … It’s just about having fun. And white people know how to have fun, more than anyone on the planet. That’s why it all goes together.”
For more of Nick Cannon’s thoughts surrounding “White People Party Music,” click on the video below: