Do we take ourselves too seriously?

| March 25, 2014

Folks, most of us have spent time laughing at some guilty pleasures when it comes to comedy—like some seriously politically incorrect comedy. Frankly, we have no problem with either Nick Cannon or Julianna Hough, who, we think, were being entertaining and having fun. Also, think “Tropic Thunder” and “White Girls.” Not to minimize the legacy of prejudice and discrimination of the past—or the present—but, perhaps, if we could laugh a little more at ourselves and each other with love, the world would be a much better place!


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Nick Cannon, dressed as his white alter ego Connor Smallnut

Nick Cannon Sets off Racial Controversy

Nick Cannon has an upcoming album entitled White People Party Music which is setting off some racial controversy before its release. The America’s Got Talent host has created a character for the promotion of the album, named Connor Smallnut.

Cannon, since the DJ-turned-host posted a picture on instagram, has been getting a lot of heat from Cannon’s depiction of a white stereotype. With white make-up, wig, grey beanie and a pair of false teeth, Cannon completed the look with jeans straight from the 80′s and a white t-shirt. The image was posted with the caption “It’s official…I’m white!” Along with the title of the album and the release date which is set for April 1. “Dude Go Get It! Join The Party!” Cannon added.

In foresight of the coming social media onslaught, Cannon added a picture of Robert Downey Jr.’s character from Tropic Thunder, where the Ironman actor was transformed into an African-American. Cannon wrote a caption expressing that Downey’s character was one of Cannon’s all time favorites and that the host thought it to be “Hilarious! There is a big difference between Humor and Hatred.”

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