Continuing a long tradition of celeb family members who should just shut up, Nick Cannon’s father posted — then removed — a damning comment on Facebook seemingly aimed at Mariah Carey. As everyone in the world is now aware of, Nick and Mariah are currently separated, the chief rumor being Nick was unfaithful.
Not so, says Nick Cannon’s televangelist father, James. According to the Hollywood gossip blog Crazy Days And Nights, the elder Mr. Cannon posted the following statement on his Facebook page and “deleted [it] a short time later”:
Here a thing to talk about if the wife love sex and the man can’t stand making love to her. What should that women do?
Heres a thing, if the husband say no lies, and the wife lies all the time, what should that man do?
Here a thing, if the wife put on 200 pounds and the husband like a nice slim wife what should that man do?
If a husband tells his wife not to have an abortion, and she it anyways, what should that man do?
Here a thing, if a husband wants to have ten children and his wife only wants two children then what should that man do?
Um, awkward. You have to wonder what Nick’s father was thinking. There’s no way a post like that wasn’t going to be embarrassing to his son.
James Cannon later posted a response to the reactions, claiming the questions were a section from his book The Calling: How To Discover Your Calling In Three Days (Nick wrote the forward). This comment also appears to have been deleted:
“LADIES AND GENTLEMAN ONLY BECAUSE OF THE SMALL MINED [sic] PEOPLE THAT MISUNDERSTOOD THE QUESTIONS THAT I POSTED FORM [sic] MY BOOK THE CALLING IN WHICH I PUBLISHED IN 2011…AS IF I WAS TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER MAN’S BUSINESS. HERE [sic] THE THING, WHEN A MAN OR WOMEN BELONGS TO GOD THEN GOD WILL DEAL WITH THEM, AND HELP THEM.”
“IN AMERICA WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASK QUESTION ABOUT ANYTHING WE WANT. HERES THE THING, SMALL MINDS TALK ABOUT PEOPLE LARGE MINDS TALK ABOUT IDEAS. I AM THE TYPE OF MAN , YES MAN .THAT I DO NOT GET INTO OTHER PEOPLE BUSINESS NOT EVEN MY SONS AND I HAVE 5 OF THEM THAT I LOVE DEARLY. BUT THERE [sic] BUSINESS IS THERE BUSINESS AND THERE RELATIONSHIP IS THERE BWTEEN THEM AND GOD.”
“SO CHECK MY RECORD I STAY OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE BUSINESS, EVEN MY OWN SONS. PLEASE FORGIVE ME TO THOSE THAT MAY HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD MY QUESTION FROM MY BOOK THE CALLING ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS, WITH FATHER AND SON, ABOUT MOTHERS AND THEIR GIRLS AND THE CALLING OF A HUSBAND AND THE CALLING OF A WIFE. READ MY BOOK, IT’S A REALLY, REALLY GOOD BOOK, THAT WILL HELP AND NOT HURT. SO FORGIVE ME AND GOD BLESS.”
“NO ONES NAME WAS MENTIONED. IF YOU THROW A ROCK INTO A PACK OF DOGS THE ONLY DOG THAT HOLLER IS THE ONE THAT GETS HIT.JC”
I would believe the initial comment actually was taken from his book for no other reason than it wasn’t written in all caps.
Take all this with a grain of salt, of course; it’s hard to tell what’s hyperbolic (“the wife put on 200 lb.s”) and what’s fact, if anything is fact at all. It’s also possible that Nick and Mimi are poorly matched as a couple without any of James Cannon’s remarks being true. Also? James Cannon and Nick’s mom Beth Hackett are separated, so maybe he shouldn’t be casting the first stone.
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