Nick Cannon's Got Spirit, pledges to go purple this #SpiritDay

Nick Cannon is a pretty stylish guy, so we know he'll find a way to rock a purple ensemble this Spirit Day, October 17.  Joining stars like Macklemore, Ke$ha and Demi Lovato, Nick Cannon is going purple this Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying and in support of LGBT youth.

The MTV Wild 'N Out creator has entertained us for over a decade as an actor, rapper, host, and stand-up comedian, and currently hosts America's Got Talent.  Earlier this year, he announced that he would be working on a second studio album. 

Nick Cannon has also stepped up as an ally in support of LGBT equality.  Last year, Cannon expressed his support of marriage equality on HOT 97's morning show, saying: "Marry whoever you wanna marry.  That's what America's all about, to be able to express your free rights." 

He went on to further express his support for LGBT youth and anti-bullying efforts that October by participating in Spirit Day last year.  This year, he is continuing that support by going purple again.

As a participant, Nick is joined by celebrities including the cast of Hot in Cleveland, Jimmy Kimmel, WWE Superstar Darren Young, Shenae Grimes, Kristen Bell, Melissa Etheridge, and the list continues to grow. The cast of Degrassi and Archie Comics' Kevin Keller are among the many Spirit Day ambassadors, too. Even American Eagle Outfitters and Johnson & Johnson are getting in on the action, along with tons of schools, faith groups, media outlets, companies, and organizations.

Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Participants can get into the spirit by:

  • Turning your Facebook, Twitter and other profile photos purple at and spreading the word by using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Wearing purple on October 17 and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
  • Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Downloading the Spirit Day App
  • Educating your friends and family about bullying and the LGBT community
  • Getting your school, GSA, organization, etc. to become a Spirit Day partner