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Nick Cannon wears whiteface, calls himself 'Connor Smallnut' for 'White People Party Music'

By Jordan Zakarin
TheWrap.com

David Bowie had Ziggy Stardust, Joaquin Phoenix had rapping Joaquin Phoenix, and now, Nick Cannon has ... Connor Smallnut.

Yes, Nick Cannon, the host of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and Mr. Mariah Carey, is now posing as a man named Connor Smallnut for a new musical project. And yes, Connor Smallnut, as you can see in the photo above and videos below, is white.

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Oh, and yes, there are people who are not happy about it.

Cannon has been posting photos and videos of himself as Mr. Smallnut, whiteface and all, on his Instagram and Twitter feeds in order to hype up the release of his upcoming album, "White People Party Music." The album is a sort of parody performed by the Smallnut character, with songs like "Pajama Pants," which tackle heavy issues like twerking.

Cannon has gotten plenty of blowback thus far, in conversations on his Instagram account that have really become a forum for people to air out their boiling racial grievances. The comments are mostly unprintable, so feel free to peruse them yourself, using the links below.

1397Comments
Apr 2, 2014 4:04PM
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LOL That one picture is really creepy.
Apr 2, 2014 6:13AM
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if you look real close on the inside of his bottom lip, it says "do not inflate past 30psi".. did Mimi get baby a new white wall teething ring?...
Apr 1, 2014 5:40PM
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why the he*l would you sit on your as* with your hand out when you could work, be productive and learn skills for the same amount of money?    I'd f'n hate to be stuck home all day for any amount of money.......boring.....watching schlock like wendy Williams and the view
Apr 1, 2014 4:56PM
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you got a wonder if Justin beiber did a black character, named tyrone thugabug and made an album party music for black people, if Al Sharpton, would be calling everyone a racist and getting on the first plane to boycott the record label
Apr 1, 2014 11:00AM
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Nick Cannon is just being Nick Cannon, The guy is a professional  ACTOR and this is nothing to get excited about. He's not a Politian, News Reporter, Clergy Member or Teacher whose actions suppose to influence others. People make so much out of the little things in life to the point they can't see the big picture. The point is; Why are we even writing comments about something as silly as this?
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