Nick Cannon Defends 'Whiteface' Alter Ego

March 31, 2014 7:16 PM

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Nick Cannon Defends 'Whiteface' Alter Ego

The "America's Got Talent" host -- who created a controversy when he posted Instagram photos and videos in which he's sporting whiteface, red hair, a beanie hat and plaid shirt -- told "Good Morning America" that his character isn't the same as blackface.

"They're using this term 'whiteface,' like I don't even know what that is," Cannon said. "I know 'blackface' was a term that was created in 1869 to describe offensive minstrel shows. 'Whiteface,' if you look it up and Google it, it's a ski slope in upstate New York. I was doing a character impressio...

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