Nick Cannon Dons on Whiteface, Says There’s a “Difference Between Humor and Hatred”

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Like Julianne Hough on Halloween 2013, Nick Cannon has made an egregious error in using the color of someone’s skin as a punchline.

The America’s Got Talent host donned on whiteface this weekend in promoting his upcoming album, disappointingly titled White People Party Music. Sharing a photo of his transformation, Cannon captioned the shot of himself painted white, “#GoodCredit #DogKissing #BeerPong #FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating #RacialDraft ‘Bro I got drafted!!'”

Wait, so is he implying that only white people have good credit? Cue Liz Lemon eyeroll.

The 33-year-old then dug himself further into the hole by sharing some videos of his pseudonym Connor Smallnut’s adventures.

After (rightfully) receiving backlash for his racial stunt, Cannon defended himself by posting a photo of Robert Downey Jr. in blackface for his character — an actor who went blackface as a part of his method acting — in Tropic Thunder.

“Shout out to @RobertDowneyJr This is one of my favorite characters of all time! Hilarious!!!” Cannon wrote. “There is a big difference between Humor and Hatred.”

Ehh, I don’t know about this one.