Feed Frenzy: Nick Cannon's Whiteface Controversy

Actor posted a photo of his alter ego, Connor Smallnut, wearing white paint on his hands and face.
3:00 | 03/26/14

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financial services. America's meetest singing sensation. Who is the man behind the mask? It's nick cannon. Otherwise known as Mr. Mariah Carey. He's been spending time on TV as the host of "America's got talent." But now he wants to return to music. And for his new album dropping on April fool's day, cannon seems to be going for California surfer dude. This guy is good, bro. He may be looking for a dream in all the wrong places, though. The face paint is already causing controversy. Some social media followers are crying racism. But cannon says there's a difference between humor and hatred. So what do you think? Harmless fun or ugly racism? Let us know. Tweet us as Cynthia Mcfadden or at "Nightline."

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