Controversial comedians Louis CK and Dave Chappelle nominated for Grammys

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The CEO of the Recording Academy said that the awards “will never look back in the history of the people”.

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Despite recent controversies surrounding the two comedians, both Louis CK and Dave Chappelle have been nominated for Grammy Awards.

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CK’s 2020 show Sincerely Louis CK Chappelle’s collaboration with poet Amir Suleiman, while nominated in the Best Comedy Album category, 8:46Up for Best Spoken Word Album.

An article published in 2018 by The New York Times Five women working with a comedian were seen claiming inappropriate behavior by CK in which he masturbated in front of a female comedian. CK then responded, confirming to fans that “the stories were true”.

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Sincerely Louis CK A show released as a surprise special in April last year saw the comedian mocking the incident.

Chappelle’s Netflix special released last month near There was a backlash from the LGBTQ community for comments deemed transphobic. In the wake of the controversy, Netflix then fired an employee for leaking information about the special.

Yesterday Terra Fields, a former Netflix engineer who organized a company-wide walkout in mild controversy, resigned. Stars such as Elliot Page, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and actor Jameela Jami lent their support to the walkout.

Dave Chappelle in ‘The Closer’ Credits: Netflix

Chappelle has already won three Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album in 2018, 2019 and 2020. This year he faced competition in the spoken word category from Barack Obama, LeVar Burton and others. Meanwhile, CK faces Chelsea Handler, Nate Burgatz and Kevin Hart.
Marilyn Manson, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, has also received a nomination. He is up for Album of the Year for his role as both a featured artist and songwriter in Kanye West’s “Donda.” He has denied the allegations.
In a recent interview wrapIn an address to the controversial nominees, The Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said that the Grammys “won’t restrict those who can submit their material for consideration.
“We will not look back at people’s histories, we will not look at their criminal records, we will not look at anything other than legality within our rules, whether this recording is eligible for this job by date and other criteria. If If so, they can submit it for consideration.”

He continued: “We’ll control our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets. We’ll take a look at anyone who is asking to be a part of it, asking to be present, and we We’ll take our decisions at that time. But we’re not going into the business of stopping people from submitting their work for our voters.”

Elsewhere, Grammy nominations include Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, J.J. Cole, and John Batiste took the lead with the most nods.

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