Nick Cannon Criticized By Dr. Umar For Wearing Women's Clothing

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The moment came in the middle of a discussion about femininity in black men.

Earlier this week, Nick Cannon dropped the newest episode of his show Counsel Culture. This time he had Dr. Umar on the show with him and he discussed a variety of subjects with the divisive culture critic and activist. In on particularly notable conversation, Cannon brings up wearing women's clothes at earlier points in his career. For anybody familiar with Umar's politics, it won't be a surprise that the revelation didn't sit right with him. He explained to Cannon on his own show how he disagreed with the notion.

“If we will admit that entertainment is a weapon of indoctrination in an age where we see a war against not only the life of Black men but the survival of Black masculinity, how can a Black man putting on a dress not be a problem?” Umar begins. Cannon tries to counter suggesting that it may not be the worst thing for some men to show a feminine side. “I want us to make sure we draw a distinction between feminine energy and female sexuality,” Umar responds. He transitions that into a discussion about media and how it impacts black children more as they consume more television than any other ethnic group. Check out the full episode of Counsel Culture below.

Dr. Umar's Response Nick Cannon Wearing Women's Clothes

For most fans, the most well-known thing about Nick Cannon is how many children he has. His 12 kids across 6 different mothers has become the punchline of many jokes about Cannon, but he seems in on the joke. In fact, he's even willing to make the jokes himself. He went viral earlier this week for a comment about potential kid number 13 with Joseline Hernandez. Unsurprisingly, Cannon claims he's racking up quite a significant Disneyland bill every year.

What do you think of Dr. Umar and Nick Cannon's Conversation? Do you think it was wrong for Umar to critique him so directly on his own show? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.