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The comedian made his opinion on the actor's choice in headgear abundantly clear

By Emily Kirkpatrick
Updated December 07, 2016 09:01 AM
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2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris - Front Row
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Nick Cannon has been rocking turbans for almost a full year now. And as the America’s Got Talent host told People Style during our Facebook Live interview, the choice is more than just a fashion statement. He says, “I want to represent my inner king, and to do it in a fly way,” adding, “It’s a great conversation piece but it also allows me to express that spiritual side…I have a good time with it, but it actually does mean a lot to me.” But apparently, there’s one comedian who isn’t taking too kindly to Cannon’s manner of dress.

On Tuesday night, comedian Dane Cook posted a grainy picture of Cannon sitting in the front row at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and proceeded to launch into a tirade about the actor’s choice of headgear. “Last night Nick Cannon wore this s**t,” he begins, “He put this on his head and he looked in a mirror and he walked away from the mirror without saying to himself, ‘Hey self mayyyyyybe I shouldn’t look like Zoltan and wear a f***ing pink turban with one of the infinity stones from Avengers on it.’ He went outside and people didn’t stop him and say ‘Nick Cannon from Americas Best Talents Competition we love you so please remove that from your head please and thank you.’ He wore a matching tie and bottom lip lipstick too to match this horrific clothing mistake x10000.”

The Good Luck Chuck star continued, “This pic makes me so frustrated that I want to delete it already and I think I will because this makes me want to quit Instagram. Don’t get me wrong Nick is a good guy and he and I go way back but I’m gonna have to call Nick out here and say he Cannon’t wear this f***ing thing again. I just opened my fridge and randomly punched into it in utter disbelief. I also just called hammered a nail into my own tire so I could walk into the woods off the side of a rural highway to spit on a birds nest. Ahhhh I’ve been ranting since my Voice of Doom 12 years ago on my website. Follow meeeeeeeee. Hahahaahhaah”

So, in the end, not only does this prolonged rant against another man’s turban appear to really just be a ploy to get Cook more followers, it’s also a perfect example of toxic masculinity. The comedian seems to mistakenly believe that he should be allowed to shame another man out of making whatever fashion statement he wants, yet also fails to grasp that there is no shame in dressing differently, and despite what he seems to infer, no shame in wearing lipstick. Fashion is always first and foremost a form of personal expression, and in Cannon’s case, spiritual expression as well, and no one should ever be made to feel badly about that.

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