Media mogul Nick Cannon has responded to outrageous allegations made by former Disney star Orlando Brown in which he claimed he “let” Cannon perform oral sex on him.
In a clip posted on social media on Wednesday, the “That’s So Raven” alum maintained a smile as he walked through a large store and repeatedly claimed that he engaged in sexual activity with Cannon. The troubled former child star said, “I liked it. It was OK,” and added, “But everybody knows you did it as a female.” While Brown, 32, did not outright mention Cannon’s last name, it is noted in the caption. Elsewhere in the video, he said, “You don’t want me on Wild ‘N Out,” an obvious jab at Cannon.
Hours after the post hit the internet, Cannon addressed Brown’s claims, posting a screenshot of an article about the video, which did name him and issued a lengthy yet classy statement.
“When I first saw this, I thought it was f–king hilarious!!!!” Cannon wrote. “But then after putting a little cognitive effort and analytical thought to the situation, I figured what a great opportunity for a ‘teachable moment’! First off let me say I am praying for the young brother Orlando even though I don’t really know him personally, I have always loved and enjoyed his talent and have been a fan of his past work. He was f–king brilliant in Major Payne, and had us all laughing on That’s So Raven.”
Cannon continued to take the high road, expressing genuine concern for the befallen Brown, “We need better support systems for our youth and take care of our own. I watched various of this young brother’s videos, and all I see is a cry out for help. So I don’t know if there are any real leaders or solid individuals in this young man’s life, but let’s embrace him and tighten him up, so he doesn’t become another lost victim to these Hollywood circumstances.”
Cannon added, “I indeed believe this brother has the God-given talent to be on Wildnout but this definitely ain’t the way to audition, this actually hurts my heart to see that we have allowed Orlando, along with various other young gifted performers we grew up loving, to just dwindle away after these corporations made their billions off of them. Now due to substance abuse and diagnosed abuse disorders, our loved ones are now aimlessly begging for the attention they were once given, instead of the help they actually need. All while we sit back and just laugh…”
Brown, who is no stranger to controversy and weird behavior, has been rumored to have a long history of substance abuse and mental health issues. The actor appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil a year or so ago, wearing “snake-eyed” contacts, and made outrageous personal statements.
Cannon also called out media outlets who enable Brown’s odd behavior and antics, calling their actions “irresponsible” and “deplorable.”
“For us to continue to post slander and tear one another down for clickbait to make these white supremacy propagated platforms more money is asinine and deplorable,” he wrote. “These cannibalistic tactics only destroy ‘Us.’ Really, in post like this, who wins??? We might chuckle, joke, pass the gossip on through our low-frequency vibrations, but does it truly make you feel good??? Especially knowing that there are higher powers looking down at you.”
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