Black celeb who dressed in whiteface should have quit while he was ahead

Black celeb who dressed in whiteface should have quit while he was ahead

[Ed. – If you’re going to do it, just do it. When you start preaching about it, you just sound like another victimist whiner.]

Nick Cannon is once again defending the white alter ego he created to promote his upcoming album.

The America’s Got Talent host — who created a controversy when he posted Instagram photos and videos in which he’s sporting whiteface, red hair, a beanie hat and plaid shirt — told Good Morning America that his character isn’t the same as blackface.

“They’re using this term ‘whiteface,’ like I don’t even know what that is,” Cannon said. “I know ‘blackface’ was a term that was created in 1869 to describe offensive minstrel shows. ‘Whiteface,’ if you look it up and Google it, it’s a ski slope in upstate New York. I was doing a character impression. Blackface is about oppression.”

He went on to repeat one of the many social media defenses he made after posting the photos and videos, saying “There’s a big difference between humor and hatred.”

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