The Academy introduced its alternatives for these whom it deemed match for nomination. C.Ok. obtained a bid for greatest comedy album with “Sincerely Louis CK,” whereas Chappelle scored one for greatest spoken phrase album with “8:46” – which paperwork a standup particular centered on violence towards Black Individuals amid the angst surrounding the George Floyd protests.
C.Ok., 54 – who beforehand admitted to exposing himself to girls after a number of accusations – instantly dove into the controversy and joked about sexual misconduct in “Sincerely Louis CK.”
The disgraced comedian has since continued together with his stand-up profession after hitting pause, headlining New York Metropolis’s Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard in August the place he carried out in entrance of a large signal that learn “SORRY.”
As for Chappelle, he not too long ago discovered himself within the thick of social media backlash after many felt his final Netflix particular, “The Nearer,” deeply shaded the transgender neighborhood.
Following the particular, many known as for it to be eliminated by the streaming big and a bunch of Netflix workers staged a walkout in October to protest.
In response, Chappelle mentioned: “To the transgender neighborhood, I’m greater than keen to offer you an viewers, however you’ll not summon me. I’m not bending to anyone’s calls for. And if you wish to meet with me, I’d be greater than keen to.”
He shared the message in a video posted to his Instagram, earlier than including sure “situations” that wanted to be met earlier than a gathering might occur.
Additionally discovering himself on the receiving finish of a Grammy nomination is accused sexual predator Marilyn Manson, who was nominated as a contributor to Kanye West’s “DONDA,” which was nominated for album of the 12 months and greatest rap track for its observe, “Jail.”
Manson – whose actual identify is Brian Warner – is going through a number of allegations of sexual assault and abuse.
Recording Academy’s CEO Harvey Mason Jr. informed Rolling Stone it might not “prohibit the individuals who can submit their materials for consideration.”
“We received’t look again at individuals’s historical past, we received’t take a look at their prison document, we received’t take a look at something aside from the legality inside our guidelines of, is that this recording for this work eligible primarily based on date and different standards. Whether it is, they will submit for consideration,” Mason informed the publication in a press release.
“What we’ll management is our phases, our exhibits, our occasions, our purple carpets,” he continued. “We’ll check out anybody who’s asking to be part of that, asking to be in attendance, and we’ll make our selections at that time. However we’re not going to be within the enterprise of proscribing individuals from submitting their work for our voters to resolve on.”