Nick Cannon and Zeus Network are facing backlash over a competition that pitted dark skin and light skin women against each other.
On Thursday (December 7), Cannon and the television network joined forces to produce a live show called "Bad vs. Wild Las Vegas," which included Cannon's Wild 'N Out stars competing against "Baddies" from Zeus.
Promotional posts revealed there were several themed competitions during the event including "light skin" versus "dark skin." The theme was immediately hit with colorist allegations, seemingly prompting Zeus to take down one of its posts and upload an edited version that read "Chocolate Goddesses VS Caramel Goddesses."
The network's new post added, "Remember, we’re here to break down stereotypes, not to uphold them."
Still, Cannon and Zeus Network were slammed on social media for pinning Black women against each other by skin color. Another competition called "BBWs vs. Slim Girls" from the event also faced backlash from social media users.
See the reactions below.