Cannon is facing a backlash. Some critics are calling out the actor and comedian for portraying a white character.
Nick Cannon called out three comedians for wearing blackface in the past.
The entrepreneur and television personality took to Instagram pointing out that Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman have all performed in blackface. This follows a string of Virginia politicians deep in scandal for wearing blackface in the past or supporting racist ideology.
“Are these your Kings of Late Night???” Cannon, 38, wrote on Instagram with clips of Fallon in blackface playing Chris Rock and Kimmel also in blackface playing NBA star Karl Malone. “You know I’m always on the side of the comedian and never pander to the sensitive, but I feel there needs to be some ‘truth & reconciliation’ discussions and teachable moments amongst our communities.”
Cannon, who is a student at Howard University, says he’s open to talking it all out.